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Research Paper: Medical Law and Ethics 
Objective: The student will integrate 2 perspectives regarding Medical Law and Ethics Description: Based on your clinical experience, you are to write a 5 page paper concerning two ethical issues that you have encountered. The paper MUST be written from a NURSING perspective. Describe the issues including the pros and cons of the issue at hand. Refer to the following rubric for grading guidelines.
Rubric Code: S245A4W
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Subject: Medical  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  Poor

5 pts

Below Average

10 pts

Average

15 pts

Exceptional

20 pts

Content & Development
20 pts

Describe your issues. Make sense of what you are trying to discuss.

Poor

- Content is incomplete.<BR>
- Major points are not clear and /or missing.<BR>
Questions were not adequately answered.
Below Average

- Content is not comprehensive <BR>
- Major points are addressed, but not well supported. <BR>
- Responses are inadequate or do not address assignment.<BR>
- Content is inconsistent with regard to purpose and clarity of thought.
Average

- Content is accurate.<BR>
- Major points are stated.<BR>
- Responses are adequate and address assignment.<BR>
- Content and purpose of the writing are clear.
Exceptional

Content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.<BR>
- Major points are stated clearly and are well supported.<BR>
- Responses are excellent, timely and address assignment including course concepts.
Organization & Structure
20 pts

Keep the paper flowing. Keep focused but stay on topic.

Poor

- Organization and structure detract from the message.<BR>
- Paragraphs are disjointed and lack transition of thoughts.
Below Average

- Structure of the paper is not easy to follow. Paragraph transitions need improvement.<BR>
Conclusion is missing, or if provided, does not flow from the body of the paper.
Average

- Structure is mostly clear and easy to follow.<BR>
- Paragraph transitions are present.<BR>
- Conclusion is logical.
Exceptional

-Structure of the paper is clear and easy to follow.<BR>
Paragraph transitions are logical and maintain the flow of thought throughout the paper.<BR>
Conclusion is logical and flows from the body of the paper.
APA Format
20 pts

Follow guidelines of APA format. see website at http://owl.wnglish.purdue.edu/owl/resource

Poor

- Paper lacks many elements of correct formatting.<BR>
- Paper is inadequate/excessive in length.<BR>
-Paper is not double spaced
Below Average

- Paper follows most guidelines.<BR>
- Paper is over/ under length.
Average

- Paper follows designated guidelines.<BR>
- Paper is the appropriate length as described for the assignment.<BR>
-Format is good.
Exceptional

- Paper follows all designated guidelines.<BR>
- Paper is the appropriate length as described for the assignment.<BR>
-Format enhances readability of paper.
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
20 pts

Check and double check. Look for easy errors. Have someone else proof read your paper.

Poor

- Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.<BR>
- Language uses jargon or conversational tone.
Below Average

- Paper contains few grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.<BR>
- Language lacks clarity or includes the use of some jargon or conversational tone.
Average

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed with minor errors.<BR>
Spelling is correct.
Exceptional

- Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.<BR>
- Language is clear and precise; sentences display consistently strong, varied structure.
Ethical Issues
20 pts

There MUST be 2 seperate issues discussed including pros and cons for each issue.

Poor

Concepts, assumptions, inferences, and conclusions are unclear, absent or flawed logic may be present. Structure and processes is minimal or absent.
Below Average

Concepts, assumptions, inferences, and conclusions are unclear and not thoroughly expressed.<BR>
Structure and processess are not as clear with unlimited relation to the term paper.
Average

Concepts, assumptions, inferences, and conclusions are expressed clearly in most cases but are not expressed thoroughly. Structure and processess are not as clearly defined but still have relation to the term paper.
Exceptional

Concepts, assumptions, inferences, and conclusions are clearly and thoroughly expressed.<BR>
Structure and processess are clearly defined.
Your View Points
20 pts

Discuss how these ethical issues have impacted your chosen profession and how it can effect your profession as a whole. Support with 2 seperate literature references.

Poor

Topic not discussed. No true profession implications given. No references cited.
Below Average

No implications given or discussed. Discussion irrevelant to topic. Only 1 reference cited.
Average

Few implications discussed. 2 citations given but not discussed throughly.
Exceptional

Paper reads smoothly<BR>
has correct number of citations. Discussion relevant and discussed throughly.










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