Review the assignment instructions for your Final Paper found in Week Five of your online course. The first half of this assignment will be a thorough outline of your Final Paper, which you will build on to complete the final assignment. Provide a detailed introductory paragraph that summarizes your topic and includes a succinct thesis statement. Outline each of the topics and subtopics and discuss how they pertain to the questions noted in the instructions.
The second half of this assignment is an annotated bibliography for five scholarly sources. For each source, provide a complete reference in APA format, a brief description, and a rational statement that explains how it is pertinent to your paper and supports your findings.
For assistance with creating your outline, see the Outline Form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. page on the Ashford Writing Center website. In addition, here is an outline specifically for this assignment. This link is a video that teaches you how to create an annotated bibliography (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. For assistance with creating your annotated bibliography, see the Annotated Bibliography Example from the Ashford Writing Center.
Writing the Final Paper Outline and Annotated BibliographyThis assignment:
Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length, not including title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must include all the required topics and subtopics from the Final Paper requirements. Each section must include four to five sentences to explain initial thoughts on the subtopic.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use five scholarly sources, in addition to the text (six total). Three of the sources must be from the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include an annotated reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
To complete this assignment, read the scenario below and address the specific questions and issues indicated. Review the SOC313 Family Document for specific information on each member of the family.
Grandmother Ella has had cancer for years now and has followed alternative remedies from the time she was first diagnosed. Ella had a period of remission; however, the cancer returned and has metastasized to her bones, liver, and lungs. She is in the hospital after collapsing from weakness. She is being released from the hospital as she wishes to spend her last days and months at home. Ella has her preferences for care, though she is now so weak that she has given up in many ways. The family members are each experiencing their own fears and are grieving as they face the loss that will occur when Ellaâ€™s life ends. Ella feels stressed by the discord and discomfort of family members.
For this assignment, you are required to use the outline form with subtopic headers from the Week 3 assignment. Address the following items in your work:
Synthesize the current research that is relevant to this scenario. Discuss the current practices for end of life and palliative care from the Western Medicine as well as the Complementary and Alternative Medicine perspectives.
Comprehensively discuss the cultural and/or traditional issues that could arise at this time. Consider how the integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and beliefs, mainstream medical practices, and cultural/traditional rituals and practices might create issues and what they might include.
Describe how the family might react to each of the following possible scenarios:
Ella wishes to continue the Complementary and Alternative practices.
Ella is coerced into following mainstream medical advice.
Ellaâ€™s husband, John, insists that, as father and husband, his family traditions should be followed.
Examine the biological basis for care and describe how the choices for care might affect the other family members with respect to their individual problems, if at all.
Son Sam, the alcoholic
Daughter Lila, with Type II diabetes
Grandson Josh, starting to have drug problems
Granddaughter Lucy, bipolar with more entrenched drug problems
Daughter-in-law, Sarahâ€™s stress related to her familyâ€™s medical issues (son with leukemia and brother with HIV)
Discuss the micro, meso, and macro influences affecting both the patient and the diverse family members in this scenario as impacted by Ellaâ€™s medical condition and prognosis.
What are the pertinent and likely family (micro) conflicts and differences, and concerns that could be encountered?
How is the neighborhood and extended family (meso) reacting to the situation?
Using your local area, research and discuss two community resources (macro) that support Ellaâ€™s needs for care and/or improve her quality of life. Evaluate the ability of these community resources to meet the needs of this diverse familyâ€™s circumstances adequately.
Discuss the relevant medical issues and the advantages and disadvantages of hospital versus home. In this case, when discussing medical issues use appropriate medical terminology.
Discuss the psychological and social issues that are present and will possibly be more pronounced at this stressful time. How has the fact that this illness has been ongoing (chronic) affected the family?
Analyze the current scenario as it pertains to diversity, as well as to cultural, psychological, and social perspectives and influences, taking into account the stories that you have been discussing throughout the course.
Discuss the impact of lifespan development on the perspectives of the various members of the family (i.e., their intellect, cognitive abilities, insight, and judgment) as well as their sociocultural perspectives, preferences, understandings, and positions on the situation.
The Final Paper
Must be 8 to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must use five scholarly sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.in addition to the course text (six total).
Must document all sourced material in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment
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