Policy Issue:Legalizing Euthanasia


The purpose of this assignment is to: a) identify and reflect upon key concepts related to your planning a policymaker call b) provide empirical evidence to support new insights gained regarding your policy issue and the policymaking process, and c) present ideas in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

(CO#1) Analyze application of theories to the development of policies that affect nursing and health care. (PO 9, 10)

(CO#3) Communicate with policymakers to advocate for effective policies that affect nurses and nursing, consumers, or the health care system. (PO 2, 3, 10)

(CO#4) Analyze the historical, ethical, and political contexts of healthcare policy and the consequences of policy implementation. (PO 6, 10)

(CO#6) Investigate the interrelationship between policy decisions and evidence-based practice. (PO4, 7, 10)  

Due Date Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3

Total Points: 175 points


Assignment Criteria for Presentation:

1.    Provide an introduction to your policy-priority issue.

2.    Articulate key points under each of the Formulating a Health Care Policy Ungraded Worksheet #1 sections, using the headings in your paper.

3.    Provide a critique of empirical evidence that supports your chosen policy issue and analysis.

4.    Demonstrate the importance and impact of the chosen policy issue to nursing.

5.    Provide concluding statements summarizing the content.

6.    The paper will be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of five pages in length,in APA format 6th edition,excluding the title and reference page.

Preparing the Paper

After completing Formulating a Health Care Policy Ungraded Worksheet #1, address all areas on the worksheet in the body of a scholarly paper. Include a minimum of five (5) classic or current references published within the past 5 years.

Category Points % Description
Introduction and Conclusion 35 20 Introduction clearly introduces your policy priority issue.Concluding statements summarizing content.
Key Points 40 23 Identification of all key points of your policy-priority issue (review sections of Healthcare Policy Ungraded Worksheet) are clearly analyzed and fully articulated.
Empirical Evidence 40 23 Provide a critique of empirical evidence thatsupports your chosen policy issue and analysis.
Impact and Importance to Nursing 35 20 Demonstrate the importance and impact of the chosen policy issue to nursing.
APA Format 10 6 Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format.
Writing Quality 15 8 Rules of grammar, word usage, sentence, and paragraph format and punctuation.
Total  175 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.


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