This is a research paper you will be writing on the concept of end of life decisions and care in the State of California. This research paper MUST be a minimum of 8 pages – not counting cover, references, and exhibits page.
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End- of -life issues are one of the top ethical and legal issues that health professionals will face in the 21st century. Write a research paper that will analyze the concept of end-of- life decisions and care. Your research paper needs to include the following:
1. Introduction on the current state of end of life decisions and care in California and how this will be the top ethical and legal issues that health professionals will face in the 21st century. Provide examples of current case studies.
2. Discuss laws in the State of California regarding end -of -life decisions and care. Describe the current laws in detail.
3. Discuss “consent” in end-of-life decisions
and care. Provide examples for illustration purposes.
4. Discuss whether healthcare ethics or institutional review boards participate in end-of –life decision and care issues. Discuss examples.
5. Discuss the role of government including HIPAA in end-of- life decisions and care. Discuss what is HIPAA and how it relates to end of life decisions and care. Provide examples.
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Additional Important Instructions:
-Your answers/responses must be based on the reading materials listed in the attached filed, titled, “reading materials.”
-You must use a minimum of 10 sources, at least 8 of the 10 minimum sources must come from the list of “reading materials” attached to this order.
-Your answer to this writing prompt MUST be based on the readings from the attached, “reading materials.”
-You are welcome to use your own sources, but at least 8 of your sources must be from the list, titled, “reading materials.”
-Additionally, you must use at least three peer reviewed journal articles in your paper.
-Make sure you are answering ALL parts of the question prompts.
-To make sure you are covering all the required materials, please use sub-headings in your paper. This will also help your paper “flow” better.
-Make sure you are citing your references appropriately, per APA guidelines, both in-text and on the reference page.
-You must use at least 3 exhibits in your paper – this could be a chart or graph, or whatever you think would help the paper. You must refer to these three exhibits in your paper and make sure these “exhibits” are displayed in your “exhibits” page (at the end of your paper, after the references page).
Writing expectations include competency in the following:
-Verb Tense and Agreement
-Focus and Organization
-Thesis Statement & Conclusion
-Please do not forget to use sub-headings to make sure you are covering everything that is required! Please be very, very detailed in your responses to make sure you cover each topic extensively! Provide examples for each required topics/discussions.
-Please do not forget to use at least 3 exhibits in your paper to help you make your case/point. “Exhibits/Artifacts” should be in the “exhibits page” and not part of the minimum 8 pages of text. Although, you should refer to it in your paper.
-Must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed in 12-point Times New Roman.
-Your Essay should have a Cover Page, References page, and Exhibits Page.
-Essays should be proofread for spelling and grammar mistakes.
-Essays should be in APA style.
-You must cite all texts used, including page numbers to avoid plagiarism.
-Your essay must have a thesis statement and conclusion that are both supported by research and analysis.