For this assignment you are to select a hospital for which you are familiar or have access to the needed information. This hospital will be the focus of the case and SLP assignments. For the module 1 case please submit a paper that:
- Identifies a problem in hospital administration.
- Describes the problem and discusses its importance.
The objective of the capstone is to conduct research on a relevant issue in health care management, to identify the issues and implications, and to develop a plan to address this issue. Please draw from your exposure to the various issues discussed in the previous courses and from your professional experience. The capstone will give you the opportunity to apply information and skills gained from previous courses (and work experience) and to develop a plan to address a “real world” healthcare issue and apply problem-solving skills to the issue, while using knowledge you acquired in the course. You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 3 pages maximum.
Length: This assignment should be at least 3 pages (800 words) in length, excluding references.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper.
Format: APA format is recommended. While APA formatting of references is not a requirement, the references need to be presented in order using a standard citation style. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The 3 or more references references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.
COVER PAGE: Copy the exact assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).
PRECISION: Each question of the assignment is specifically addressed in the paper.
CLARITY: The paper reads clearly (i.e., it is not confusing) and is well-structured. Subheadings are used to guide the reader.
BREADTH: The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the questions of the assignment (multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered, as appropriate).
DEPTH: The paper presents points that lead to a deeper understanding of the matters and/or issues being discussed and integrates several points into coherent conclusions.
EVIDENCE: Statements and points are well-supported with facts or statistics, and references.
CRITICAL THINKING: Set aside personal biases and instead approach the subject matter using available scholarly evidence. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of competing arguments/perspectives on this topic. Having read these scholarly sources, make a judgment as to the merit of the arguments presented therein.You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment. Please limit your response to 3 pages maximum.