Assignment: Trends Health Law Ethics

Assignment: Trends Health Law Ethics

Assignment: Trends Health Law Ethics


Research Paper
During Week 5, you will write an eight page research  paper (excluding title and reference pages) that addresses a particular  human service profession.  The text lists numerous occupational titles  (p. 125).  After choosing a title that interests you, research and  develop a paper that includes the following topics as related to your  chosen profession:
1.   NOHSE standards
2.   Historical perspective on federal laws relating to your profession
3.   Confidentiality
4.   Ethical responsibilities

Describe the unique aspects of your profession in the human  services field as well as the general applications that may apply to  most or all other human service professions. Include a minimum of five  scholarly, peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last  five years, cited according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford  Writing Center in your paper.

Writing the Research Paper

1.   Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and  formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing  Center.
2.   Must include a title page with the following:

a.   Title of paper
b.   Student’s name
c.   Course name and number
d.   Instructor’s name
e.   Date submitted

3.   Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4.   Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5.   Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6.   Must  use at least five scholarly, peer-reviewed sources that were published  within the last five years from the Ashford University Library.
7.   Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8.   Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.