NRG5000 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

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NRG5000 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

NRG5000 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

Dr. Lisa Capps, Faculty

 

 

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Ethics Final Paper Instructions and Rubric

 

Choose a topic of an ethical issue that is of interest to you that is relevant to nurses/nursing practice. You must receive approval of your topic from the class professor before writing your paper. Ideally, you will choose a topic in which you do not have great deal of knowledge or pre-conceived ideas. This topic will also be relevant to nursing practice. Journals and articles other than those in the nursing profession may be considered. This assignment is a formally written paper in APA format, 7th edition. A minimum of three professional references is required. You may use internet sites and articles but they will not be counted as a professional citation. A pdf. version of the paper may NOT be submitted—only a Word document that can be edited will be accepted.

 

· The term “ethical dilemma” refers to a situation where choices need to be made, the answers may not be clear, the options are not ideal and there may be active barriers to a reasonable solution

· The topic is objectively defined and described. As nurses we have a duty to our patients to advocate for them. At the same time, we must keep ourselves out of the situation. This section must address the topic with objectivity and facts.

· Write in the third person until you are to provide your personal professional response.

· At least three professional nursing journal articles should be cited to substantiate the facts that are relevant to the topic

· The paper introduction should be submitted in APA style (7th edition). Please familiarize yourself with APA and how to cite references. The following websites are helpful APA style references. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples

 

· The final paper should be 6 ½ to 7 ½ pages (double-spaced 12-pt. Times New Roman font).

 

Use the following as Level One Headings for your paper:

 

· Introduction

· Identification and Discussion of the Ethical Dimensions

· Relevance of the Ethical Issue to Nursing

· Analysis of Relevant Ethical Principles, Theories, Laws, and Standards of Practice

· Personal Professional Response to the Issue

· Conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

Rubric for the Ethics Final Paper:

CriteriaLevel 4

3 points

Level 3

2 points

Level 2

1 point

Level 1

0 points

 
Introduction Theme/ObjectiveClearly and effectively communicates an introduction of the theme/objective of the ethics topicEffectively communicates an introduction of the theme/objective of the ethics topic but questions remainDoes not effectively communicate an introduction of the theme/objective of the ethics topicMisses point completely in introduction of the theme/objective of the ethics topic/ 3

 

Supporting DetailsEach detail supports or tells more about the topic and has follow up sentences which provide additional supportSome of the details support the main idea/topic, but some do notThe details do not support the main idea/topic OR there are not enough detailsThere are no substantiating support for the main idea/topic/3

 

Relevance: Why is this an ethical dilemma in today’s society?Very strong appropriate interpretation of data and relevant to the topicLargely appropriate interpretation of data and relevant to topicMay contain some misinterpretation and/or irrelevant materialLimited interpretation and relevance of topic/ 3

 

Ethical analysis: application and discussion of ethical principles, theories, laws, and standards of nursing practiceEthical principles, theories, laws, and standards of nursing practice are clearly and effectively defined and applied to the topicEthical principles, theories, laws, and standards of nursing practice are defined and applied to the topic, but clarity or thoroughness are lackingEthical principles, theories, laws, and standards of nursing practice are superficially mentioned or inadequately applied to the topicEthical principles, theories, laws, and standards of nursing practice are incorrectly defined or incorrectly applied to the topic/3
Understanding of Topic as Ethical Dilemma for NursingAddresses ethical issues in good detail, if appropriateAddresses ethical issues adequately, if appropriately

 

Does not address ethical issues adequately, if appropriateEthical issues not appropriately or clearly addressed, if appropriate/3

 

Personal Professional Response to the Issue

 

Clearly and effectively presents one’s personal PROFESSIONAL response to the issuePresents one’s personal PROFESSIONAL response to the issue, but clarity is lackingPresents one’s personal response to the issue, but emphasizes non-professional experiencesFails to make a connection between the writer and the topic presented/3
Conclusion: Reflection of What You Learned

Reflection

Good summary, clearly articulatedSummarized and adequately articulatedIncomplete summary/superficially articulatedNot a summary/poorly articulated/3
Clarity and Organization

 

Headings utilized

 

Headings utilized, paper clear/concise/organizedHeadings not utilized, paper clear/concise/organizedNo Headings, paper unclear/ not concise/disorganizedLack of organization obscures meaning or you have not corrected feedback given in prior assignments/3
Spelling and GrammarNo spelling or grammatical errors.

 

Less than 3 spelling or grammatical errorsLess than 7 spelling or grammatical errors.

 

More than 7 spelling or grammatical errors, errors obscure meaning, or a failure to correct errors discussed in class or feedback from previous assignments/ 3

 

APA formatNo APA 7th edition errorsLess than 3 incidents of APA errorsLess than 7 incidents of APA errorsMore than 7 incidents of APA errors or failure to correct errors discussed in class or feedback from previous assignments/3
Correct Length: 6 ½-7 ½ pages of text, PLUS title page and references

 

 

yes  no/3
Minimum of 3 professional nursing references, 5 years old or less

 

 

yes  no/3
Total    /36

 

 

Your point totalPoints awardedYour point totalPoints awarded
361201860
351171757
341131653
331101550
321061446
311041344
301001240
29971137
28931033
2790930
2687827
2583724
2480620
2376516
2273414
2170310
206727
196313
1860
1757

 

 

RL/0521