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Your Assignment

We will be discussing important and controversial healthcare issues throughout this quarter.  You will select an issue that is near and dear to your heart, whether it is because it affects you, your family, your work, our society or the world. You must clearly state the issue, discussing both its background and current situation and the impact upon the respective stakeholders. You must come to a conclusion as to what will or should happen in the future with this issue. Your paper should be two to three [2-3] pages in length. You must use APA citation format. Please check your grammar and spelling. You must cite at least two to three [2-3] outside references from the internet, newspapers or journals or books from our library or internet library.

Each individual paper will be written and graded separately (using the rubric below).  

Sample topics:

  • Government role in health spending
  • Need for health care services
  • Access to health care services
  • Use of ambulatory care services
  • Public health and prevention
  • Hospital organization
  • History of mental health services
  • Continuum of long term care services
  • The American physician/ the American nurse
  • Principles of managed care

Assignment Rubric




Good B-B+


Fair D-C+


Failing F

(Less than 12)


Statement of Issue


Clearly Stated

Mostly well stated

Poorly stated





Background Discussion

4 points

Full discussion

Discussed in some depth

Superficial discussion





Current Status Discussion

4 points

Full discussion

Discussed in some depth

Superficial discussion





4 points

Full discussion

Discussed in some depth 

Superficial discussion





4 points

Full discussion

Discussed in some depth

Superficial discussion



Citation - APA format

2 points

More than 3 sources cited APA format

3 sources


Less than 3 sources cited


No sources




1 point

No errors

Some errors

Frequent errors

No grammar or spell check done 



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