Elderly abuse in nursing homes

Elderly abuse in nursing homes

The individual term paper is designed to encourage students to research, reflect and explore their personal views regarding a selected topic related to health, healthcare, health care access and:

 

Student Learning Objectives

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  • How religious, gender, ethnic, racial, class, sexual orientation, disability, age, and/or identity are shaped by cultural and societal influences within contexts of equality and inequality;

 

  • How historical, social, political, and economic processes producing diversity, equality and structured inequalities in the U.S.;

 

 

  • How social actions by religious, gender, ethnic, class, sexual orientation, disability, and/or age groups leading to greater equality and social justice in the U.S.

 

One-Page Concept Paper: Due Tuesday, February 17

 

A one-page term concept paper must be submitted and approved by Professor Shaw. This paper is designed to ensure your chosen topic meets the assignment criteria and to demonstrate that you have begun thoughtful preparations for the research paper. You must describe your selected topic as it relates to the course Student Learning Objectives (see above). You must include APA references to illustrate that you have begin preliminary research. All papers must be typed, double-spaced and submitted as a hard copy in class during the date that it is due. No exceptions will be made.

 

Format of Research Paper

 

*Due Tuesday, March 17

 

Pages:  7-8 (not including cover page, references pages)

*See also Grading Criteria below

 

  1. Factual information regarding the health issue (2-3 pages).

 

  1. Cited research on cultural factors and societal influences/actions (religion, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, disability, age) related to the issue-see the Student Learning Objectives above (3 pages).

 

  1. Discussion – How the issue relates to you and your chosen profession (2 pages).

 

  1. References — use of at least 3 academic, peer reviewed sources. In addition, but not instead of, you may also use reputable websites, and/or scholarly books (your reference page is not included in your paper page limit).

 

 

Grading Criteria (100 points total):

 

  1. Attach your graded/reviewed concept paper with instructor notes to your research papers. Failure to do so will result in a loss of credit for your concept paper.                                        10 points
  2. Introduction using current research or data (from literature) on the topic

 

  1. Factual information regarding the health issue (2-3 pages)              15 points

 

  1. Examples include prevalence of health disease/condition, socio-demographic and cultural characteristics of persons afflicted, morbidity/mortality of disease, other descriptions of the health disease/condition.

 

  1. Cited research on cultural factors related to the issue     15 points

 

  1. Examples include description of culture(s) such as persons, geographic regions, traditions, faith, belief systems, norms, etc.
  2. how do specific cultural factors/aspects affect the persons’ belief systems and practices re: the health disease/condition?

 

  1. Cited research on cultural factors and societal influences/actions 30 points religion, gender, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, disability, and age, related to the issue-see the Student Learning Objectives above and in the course syllabus.

 

  1. Discussion and Summary/Conclusion – (2 pages)      20 points

 

  1. How the selected topic relates to you
  2. Examples include school, work, chosen profession, identity, family, your unique worldview.

 

  1. Grammar (2), spelling (2) and other format considerations (e.g. APA format; no more than 8 pages in length, use 12 point font size, subtitles and have 1 inch margins). (6)                                                                                              10 points

 

 

Reminders:

– Your topic selection needs to be approved by Professor Shaw.

– The research paper should be no more than 8 pages in length, no fewer than 7, use 12 point font size, double-spaced, and have 1 inch margins.

-The research paper must be submitted electronically to canvas no later than 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 17th.

– *All papers must also be submitted in hard copy in order to receive credit.*

– All written work must be typed, proofread, and properly referenced. All work is to be submitted directly to Professor Shaw. No emails or faxes of assignments will be accepted. Your writing must be original, paraphrased and properly cited using APA.

-No credit will be given to papers that do not have your name on it!

– Any plagiarism will result in an automatic grade reduction or failure of the assignment.

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