For this module's SLP you are asked
to further discuss the extent and the impact of this problem. How often
is it encountered? What are its negative consequences? Who is affected by the
problem? What could be its implications for the mission and vision of the
healthcare organization where the problem occurs?
The objective of the capstone is to
conduct research on a relevant issue in health care management, to identify the
issues and implications, and to develop a plan to address this issue. Please
draw from your exposure to the various issues discussed in the previous courses
and from your professional experience. The capstone will give you the
opportunity to apply information and skills gained from previous courses (and
work experience) and to develop a plan to address a "real world"
healthcare issue. You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your
response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature.
References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the
end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please
limit your response to 3 pages maximum.
Length: This assignment should be at
least 3 pages (800 words) in length, excluding references.
References: At least two references
should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).
Organization: Subheadings should be
used to organize your paper.
Format: APA format is recommended.
While APA formatting of references is not a requirement, the references need to
be presented in order using a standard citation style. When material is copied
verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The 3 or more
references references should be cited within the text and also listed at the
end of the assignment in the References section. See Syllabus page for more
information on APA format.
COVER PAGE: Copy the exact
assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).
PRECISION: Each question of the
assignment is specifically addressed in the paper.
CLARITY: The paper reads clearly
(i.e., it is not confusing) and is well-structured. Subheadings are used to
guide the reader.
BREADTH: The paper presents
appropriate breadth covering the questions of the assignment (multiple
perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered, as
DEPTH: The paper presents points
that lead to a deeper understanding of the matters and/or issues being
discussed and integrates several points into coherent conclusions.
EVIDENCE: Statements and points are
well-supported with facts or statistics, and references.
CRITICAL THINKING: Set aside
personal biases and instead approach the subject matter using available
scholarly evidence. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of competing
arguments/perspectives on this topic. Having read these scholarly sources, make
a judgment as to the merit of the arguments presented therein.
You will be expected to provide a
scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with
evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text
of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be
cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 3 pages maximum.