Healthcare Administration 8 Page Paper

Final Paper

The final assignment for this course is a Final Paper. The purpose of the Final Paper is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by applying your knowledge in the field of health care ethics and medical law through the analysis of an actual case regarding an ethical dilemma.
Focus of the Final Paper

Review the three scenarios below. Choose one of them and address the questions asked within your selected scenario in the form of a written analysis.
 
Scenario No. 2: DNR

Project Assignment: Review your State Government’s website and search for its official Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form. Along with the form will be information and instructions regarding the form. In addition, research three area hospitals to determine if they provide separate DNR forms. Then, perform additional research regarding DNR and prepare your Final Paper by analyzing the issues through these steps:
  • Analyze the requirements of your State Government’s DNR.
  • Identify the requirements of the three hospital’s DNRs.
  • Examine the differences and similarities between the state’s and the three hospital’s DNR requirements, and address the following questions:
  • What are they?
  • Which one should you follow?
  • Explain how a DNR is applied if a patient is under hospice care and EMTs are called.
Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:
  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, excluding title and reference pates, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least eight scholarly sources that were published within the past five years, including a minimum of four from academic journals found in the Ashford University Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

HCA322.W5A1.03.2015

Description:

Total Possible Score: 28.00
 

Analyzes the Specific Requirements Needed for the Selected Scenario

Total: 5.00

Distinguished – 
Comprehensively analyzes the specific requirements needed for the selected scenario. The analysis accurately covers all of the required elements.

Proficient – 
Analyzes the specific requirements needed for the selected scenario. The analysis covered most the required elements, but minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – 
Analyzes the specific requirements needed for the selected scenario. The analysis covered some of the required elements; relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – 
Attempts to analyze the specific requirements needed for the selected scenario; however, analysis did not cover all the requirements and/or significant details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – 
The analysis of the specific requirements needed for the selected scenario is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Identifies the Required Elements as Per the Second Question of the Selected Scenario

Total: 4.00

Distinguished – 
Correctly identifies and thoroughly explains the required elements as per the second question of the selected scenario.

Proficient – 
Identifies and explains the required elements as per the second question of the selected scenario. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – 
Identifies and partially explains the required elements as per the second question of the selected scenario. Relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – 
Identifies and attempts to explain the required elements as per the second question of the selected scenario; however, significant details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – 
The identification and explanation of the required elements as per the second question of the selected scenario are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Examines the Differences and Similarities of the Case as Per the Third Question in the Selected Scenario

Total: 5.00

Distinguished – 
Comprehensively and accurately examines the differences and similarities of the case as per the third question in the selected scenario.

Proficient – 
Examines the differences and similarities of the case as per the third question in the selected scenario. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic – 
Partially examines the differences and similarities of the case as per the third question in the selected scenario. Relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations – 
Attempts to examine the differences and similarities of the case as per the third question in the selected scenario; however, significant details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance – 
The examination of the differences and similarities of the case per the third question in the selected scenario is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Explains the Application of the Issue Within the Scenario

Total: 5.00

Distinguished – 
Thoroughly and clearly explains the application of the issue within the selected scenario.

Proficient – 
Explains the application of the issue within the selected scenario. Minor details are missing or unclear.

Basic –
Partially explains the application of the issue within the selected scenario. Relevant details are missing or unclear.

Below Expectations – 
Attempts to explain the application of the issue within the selected scenario; however, significant details are missing, or unclear.

Non-Performance – 
The explanation of the application of the issue within the scenario is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

 

Critical Thinking – Explanation of Issues

Total: 2.50

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains in detail the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly recognizes the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Critical Thinking – Evidence

Total: 2.50

Distinguished – Employs persuasive information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.

Proficient – Employs applicable information from credible sources to develop an analysis of the topic.

Basic – Identifies applicable information from credible sources, but may neglect the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Below Expectations – Displays information from external sources, but such information may lack credibility and/or relevance. Neglects the application of such information toward the analysis of the topic.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

APA Formatting

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic – Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Page Requirement

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.  

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

 

Resource Requirement

Total: 1.00

Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

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