Scholarly Review of a Health Care Policy Issue/Topic Paper

For this course, a scholarly review of a health care policy issue/topic is the major assignment for this course. It involves gathering and synthesizing information and evidence into a summary of the issue/topic and a well-developed conclusion. There is a list of possible topics under Course Documents in Blackboard.
General Information:
o The idea of a scholarly review is to summarize and synthesize the information you have read. As you write the paper, think of your audience as a health care policy decision maker (e.g., healthcare organization CEO, CNO, or board member; a legislator; or a professional nursing organization).
o The final paper will be 5-7 pages in length, not including the title, abstract, and reference pages. Each draft will include a Title page and Reference page.
o Information from websites, scholarly papers, research studies, reviews or data bases must be current—with in the past 5 years.
o References (this involves a library database search) used should include a minimum offive scholarly sources (journals or scholarly websites) and information from professional or state/national organizations’ websites.
o Because this is a synthesis of the evidence, there should be a minimal number of quotations. However, you must use the correct APA citation when discussing someone else’s ideas or work.
o Avoid personal bias and use of strong language, unless it appears in the literature you reviewed. If you are describing someone’s bias, you may want to quote it to indicate it is not your opinion.

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