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Developing An Advocacy Campaign
March 19, 2018

Thesis topic/Thesis Statement-Who should do it, and What should be done

Introduction/Argument include purpose statement

Argument Against and Rebuttal

Faith Integration, Nursing Impact, and Conclusions –
Senior Thesis Paper:

Write a 10-15-page paper discussing one of the following: a subject of significant relevance to ethics in healthcare today or a debatable bioethical issue relevant to healthcare today. The 10-15-page limit does NOT include the title or reference pages. It must be written in APA format, typed using 12-point font, one-inch margins, and be double-spaced. Your paper will need to include an introduction including both a thesis statement and a purpose statement. Use references discussed in class and provided to you on Sakai to aid in the development of an argumentative thesis statement as well as the overall writing of an argument paper. Thesis statements for this paper should include “why, who, and what”.

The paper will need to include the following components:

· Establish Thesis/Position and Purpose Statement

· Support Thesis using Ethical Theory and Principles

· Present and Defend Arguments Supporting Thesis using Research/Statistics

· Present Opposing Views and Theories using Research/Statistics

· Present Rebuttals to Opposing Arguments using Research/Statistics

· Include Faith Integration

· Include Value/Impact to Nursing using Code of Ethics, Social Policy Statement, NPA, and other related Professional and Organizational Positions

· Use of APA Format/Rules

Senior Thesis Grading Rubric:

Criteria

Points

Comments

Introduction:

1. Began w/”attention-getter”

2. Background information sufficient

3. Motivated reader to continue using statistics, research, and relevant references

4. Ethical relevance introduced

5. Thesis & Purpose Statement formatted correctly and clearly identified

Effective Arguments/Organization of Ideas:

1. Main points identified, organized well, sufficiently argued and supported well using research/statistics (one of the three main arguments should be ethical theory/principle)

2. Opposing positions identified, organized well, and supported well using research/statistics

3. Rebuttal points identified, organized well, sufficiently argued and supported well using research and statistics

4. Faith integrated and relevant to the thesis using faith-based organizations or leaders supporting positions and using Biblical reference.

5. Nursing Value/Impact included using the Nursing Code of Ethics, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the NPA, and other related Professional Nursing Organizations formal positions related to the chosen topic and all supporting the thesis of the paper

Conclusion:

1. Restate thesis

2. Summarize main points

3. Make conclusions using sound thought process related to thesis

4. End paper with impactful/memorable quote, story, statistic, etc

5. Does not introduce new ideas

Supporting Evidence/Research References

1. Adequate quantity/variety

2. Use primary source references/statistics

3. Multidisciplinary resources used relevant to the chosen topic

4. Professional Nursing and Ethics references used

5. References are not out-dated

Formatting/Editing

1. APA formatting/rules applied throughout

2. Referenced source material

3. Mastery of grammar, spelling, sentence structure

4. Style appropriate

5. Well organized using APA headings for easy readability

Peer Review/Presentation

1. Peer Review complete with constructive comments throughout and overall impression using Senior Thesis Rubric

2. Provides a 5 min in class presentation including: Thesis Statement, Main Arguments, and Ethical Relevance/Argument

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TOTAL POINTS

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