Student______________________________ Faculty _____________________
The following criteria will be used to evaluate the paper:
__ / 5 pts: introduced the topic and purpose of the paper in a clear, complete and logical manner; in < Â½ page
__/10 pts: selected case study/ethical issue that is significant and relevant to patient care and/or nursing practice.
__/10 pts: used current, evidence-based literature (a minimum of 6 references from relevant, peer reviewed journals and/or text books â€“ at least 5 from sources outside course text)
__/15 pts: summarized data in a clear, logical and organized manner
__/20 pts: delineated relevant health care issues that impact the ethical issue within the context of current professional/political and /or financial situation
__/20 pts: implementation of a method of ethical analysis used, possible solution/outcome alternatives, and resolution / plan of care (what action or alternative did you choose and why). May include your opinion on the topic, however, balanced arguments are required.
__/10 pts: conclusion clearly summarized relevant points of paper; provided adequate closure to topic
__/ 5 pts: submitted a 8-10 page typed paper (not including title page or reference pages) that is neat with no major spelling errors (1 inch margins; double spaced). No abstract is needed.
__/ 5 pts: strictly adhered to APA guidelines, including a complete reference list with < 2 minor errors evident (e.g., incorrect punctuation in citation)
General grading details:
Correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure are expected. Multiple errors will SUBSTANTIALLY affect your grad on the paper. Only submissions reflecting graduate level work will receive a grade of B or above. University policy on academic honesty will be followed when grading all assignments for this course.
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