Write a 4-6 page analysis of a current problem or issue in health care, including a proposed solution and possible ethical implications.
Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. At a minimum, be sure to address each point. In addition, you are encouraged to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.
- Describe the healthcare problem or issue you selected for use in Assessment 2 and provide details about it.
o Explore your chosen topic. For this, you should use the first four steps of the Socratic Problem-Solving Approach to aid your critical thinking. This approach was introduced in Assessment 2.
o Identify possible causes for the problem or issue.
- Use scholarly information to describe and explain the health care problem or issue and identify possible causes for it.
o Identify at least three scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles about the topic.
You may find the How Do I Find Peer-Reviewed Articles? library guide helpful in locating appropriate references.
You may use articles you found while working on Assessment 2 or you may search the library for other articles.
You may find the applicable Undergraduate Library Research Guide helpful in your search.
o Review the Think Critically About Source Quality to help you complete the following:
Assess the credibility of the information sources.
Assess the relevance of the information sources.
- Analyze the health care problem or issue.
o Describe the setting or context for the problem or issue.
o Describe why the problem or issue is important to you.
o Identify groups of people affected by the problem or issue.
o Provide examples that support your analysis of the problem or issue.
- Discuss potential solutions for the health care problem or issue.
o Describe what would be required to implement a solution.
o Describe the potential consequences of ignoring the problem or issue.
o Provide the pros and cons for one of the solutions you are proposing.
- Explain the ethical principles (Beneficence, Nonmaleficence, Autonomy, and Justice) if the potential solution was implemented.
o Describe what would be necessary to implement the proposed solution.
o Explain the ethical principles that need to be considered (Beneficence, Nonmaleficence, Autonomy, and Justice) if the potential solution is implemented.
o Provide examples from the literature to support the points you are making.
Your assessment should also meet the following requirements:
• Length: 4–6 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.
• Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points.
• APA tutorial: Use the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] for guidance.
• Written communication: Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
• Using outside sources: Integrate information from outside sources into academic writing by appropriately quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, following APA style.
• References: Integrate information from outside sources to include at least three scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles and three in-text citations within the paper.
• APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citations of outside sources in the body of your paper and also on the reference page.
Organize your paper using the following structure and headings:
• Title page. A separate page.
• Introduction. A brief one-paragraph statement about the purpose of the paper.
• Elements of the problem/issue. Identify the elements of the problem or issue or question.
• Analysis. Analyze, define, and frame the problem or issue.
• Considering options. Consider solutions, responses, or answers.
• Solution. Choose a solution, response, or answer.
• Ethical implications. Ethical implications of implementing the solution.
• Implementation. Implementation of the potential solution.
• Conclusion. One paragraph.