Healthcare Ethics Research Paper Project

Ethics refers to what is morally right or wrong; a standard of how one should behave.  Morals are beliefs of what is correct and not correct based on our family, religion, and society influences.  Although ethics are personal, they are also decided upon by professional or governmental organizations.  Ethics can also be called Shades of Gray because there are oft times when there is no clear right or wrong choice. 

For your project, you need to pick a healthcare related ethical issue that interests you; research both sides of the issue, form your own opinion about the issue, and present it to the class.  Your paper must meet the following requirements:

Select a topic. (Suggestions include: Euthanasia for the terminally ill. Treatment for patients with a poor prognosis–should insurance and/or hospitals pay? Should individuals with a known genetic disorder or trait have children? Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering Stem cell research.)

Topic must be approved by the instructor
Include at least one of the following: (picture, diagram, figure, table, or chart).
Text must include the following:
Introduce and outline your ethical issue, why is it an ethical issue
One side of the issue
The other side of the issue
Your opinion of the issue (concluding paragraph)
The final document should in APA format http://www.easybib.com/guides/students/writing-guide/iv-write/a-formatting/apa-paper-formatting/ (Links to an external site.) , 8 pages in length total (including the title page and bibliography), typed, double spaced, no larger than a 12 font with at least five references. Research the topic.  You must use and cite at least 5 documented sources (minimum of 2 referred journals or book references and only 3 can come from quality internet references.)


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