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Health Nursing - Ethical/Legal Issues in Maternity, Neonatal and Women’s

APA Paper on Ethical/Legal Issues in Maternity, Neonatal and Women’s Health Nursing


NUR 2234: Maternal-Newborn Nursing
Jessie Johnson, Instructor
In this assignment, you will self-direct the writing of a 3-5 page APA-formatted evidence-supported paper. Here are the steps you will need to complete:


1. Review Chapters 1 and 2 in Ricci, Kyle and Carman (2016 or 2017)), ensuring understanding especially of the defined ethical principles, the standards of practice, and what it means to provide evidence-based nursing care.

Think of a legal or ethical nursing topic you would like to explore more deeply related to patient care in any of the course areas, ie gynecological development, obstetric, newborn, or women’s health.
a.

As you think about what you will write, consider the following. You will be expected to tie at least two of these areas into your paper.
i. Nursing interventions for various populations (must discuss multiple population types and how nursing interventions are the same or different)
ii. Social and emotional well-being of the patient/family
iii. Delegation by the RN
iv. Patient safety
v. Patient/family education
vi. Interdisciplinary collaboration


2. Research the evidence on the topic you have chosen.
a. The Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has released several position statements about certain topics.

These
are available for free to the public at www.awhonn.org , Professional Resources, Position Statements.
b. The College’s Library Services provides you with free access to research databases to find articles to reference and cite when writing your paper.

From the Clark State homepage, select Student Life, then Library, Research. From the drop down menu, select the guide for Nursing. A new tab will open. Be sure that “Peer Reviewed” is check-marked.

This means that the articles returned in the search have passed the rigorous review of other experts in the field. Also, appropriate research articles should be current, within the last 5 years.

I have also added a link to Library Services to our course’s Blackboard page.

c. Finally, I have hard-copies of several obstetric and women’s health nursing journals. It is not as easy to search these hard-copies for applicable articles, but you could peruse them to explore options.

d. Using an internet search engine may be allowable, but you must ensure the resources you use for your paper are scholarly, peer-reviewed, and published within the last five years.

3. Now that you have your topic and have begun researching it, you will want to begin writing your paper. You need to view the assigned APA tutorial and complete the APA knowledge assessments in “hoonuit.” Please only access the tutorial directly from the link in our Blackboard course. The instructions and screenshots for accessing and completing the tutorial can be found in the APA Paper folder in our Blackboard course.

4. Write your paper. Keep in mind that a strong written work has a solid introduction with stated purpose of the paper, a body that supports the purpose/thesis of the paper and
provides the reader with all necessary information, and a conclusion that summarizes and ties up any loose ends the reader may be experiencing. Use appropriate grammar, punctuation, and tone of voice.

Do NOT write in the same tone that you use to document patient care in the clinical setting.


Your paper should include a cover page, abstract page, body (3-5 pages) and a reference page. The online APA tutorial discusses how to format these sections in Microsoft Word. There is also formatting help at http://www.apastyle.org/learn/index.aspx and Purdue Online Writing Lab https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/ or in the paperback APA Manual (6th ed. is blue and 7th ed. is orange/yellow striped).

5. You may submit a rough draft to the instructor at least 10 days prior to the due date via email, course message, or by handing a hard copy directly to the instructor. Do not submit rough drafts to the dropbox. You may also find it helpful to have a non-nurse friend or family member read your paper to ensure the flow and grammar are easy to follow.

6. Submit your final paper to the dropbox link in Blackboard. Only electronic versions of your paper will be accepted. The dropbox will run your paper through SafeAssign that checks for plagiarism. It is expected that your SafeAssign report shows 20% or less.

This is not always possible, especially when a popular topic or resource is used. If your Safe Assign report shows a percentage higher than 20%, please review the flagged areas to ensure your citations are present and are formatted correctly. If you are confident in your references and citations, no additional work is needed, unless you hear from me.

You are allowed a second submission (still by the due date) in order to make the corrections you see fit based on the initial SafeAssign report. All SafeAssign reports are
reviewed by the instructor. You may be asked to have a conference with the instructor based on your SafeAssign report.

It is your responsibility as a writer and a professional to give credit where credit is due, and when in regards to evidenced-based practice, credit is always due. It is also your responsibility to not self-plagiarize. You may not submit a piece of work that was previously submitted for a grade in this or any other class.


7. Papers will be graded in the order in which they are submitted. Grading will be done electronically via Blackboard. The rubric is available for you to view online in the APA Paper folder on Blackboard. I encourage you to view it to ensure you have covered all of the requested areas for evaluation.

All papers will be graded by the Tuesday after final exams, but every attempt will be made to grade each paper within two weeks of submission.

Health Nursing - Ethical/Legal Issues in Maternity, Neonatal and Women’s

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