This week students will be completing a narrated power point to discuss one of the following cases.
Lisa McPherson Clearwater, Florida (1995)
Terri Schiavo St. Petersburg, Florida (1990–2005)
Nadya Doud-Suleman Bellflower, California (January 2009)
Elodie Irvine v. Regents of the University of California 57 Cal.Rptr.3d 500, 149 Cal.App.4th 994 (2007) Court of Appeal State of California, Fourth Appellate District Division Three
First, students should pick one of the ethical cases above and create a power point presentation to address the following:
What are the facts of the case? This should include: what do we need to know, who is involved in the situation, where does the ethical situation take place, and when does it occur? (3-4 slides)
What is the precise ethical issue in regards to autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, fidelity, and justice? (5-6 slides)
Identify the major principles, rules, and values of the case. Values are sets of beliefs about good and bad, right and wrong, and about many other aspects of living and interacting in the society with others. A principle is a personal rule that governs personal behavior. A rule is generally imposed by a figure of authority, and used to guide and govern people. (3-5 slides)
Is there legal ground for this case, state what they are? Who is at fault? What legal action should be taken? (2-4 slides)
Are there alternative to the actions completed in this case by the parties involved? What could have been done to prevent the outcome of the case? (3-6 slides)
If you were a member of the ethics committee at the facility the event happened, what action would you take in this case? (2-4 slides)
As a healthcare professional, how did the outcome of the case make you feel? Does it align with your personal values and beliefs? Would caring for this patient be difficult? How do you separate your personal beliefs when completing your job? (4-6 slides)
For the presentation, insure information is referenced and cited in your slides. The presentation should start with a title slide and end with a reference slides. At least 3 references are required for this assignment. If you include pictures, your pictures should also be referenced and cited.
Now students will add the narrative to their power point using one of the following tools.
VoiceThread (http://voicethread.com/) – VoiceThread allows you to upload, share and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos (over 50 different types of media can be used in a VoiceThread). Within the presentation, you can comment on VoiceThread slides using one of five options: Microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload. VoiceThreads can be used to create microlectures by:
Assignment: Ethics Paper
Assignment: Ethics Paper
Narrating a PowerPoint presentation
Discussing a journal article
Annotating a website or document
Reviewing a picture or graphic
For detailed information on how to use VoiceThread to create microlectures, see:
Written instructions: http://www.asu.edu/courses/tconline/Include/VoiceThread%20Instructions.htm
Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/2jVW_aAyGPE
Screencast-o-Matic (http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/) – Screencast-o-Matic is a program that allows for one-click screen capture recording. Not only does Screencast-o-Matic record all the activities on your computer screen, but it allows you to simultaneously record your voice as the narration to support your screen capture recording. Screencast-o-Matic is great for:
Narrating PowerPoint lectures (i.e., create lectures for your online courses)
Demonstrating website navigation (i.e., create how-to videos for using the library or a required web-based activity)
Demonstrating software application (i.e., create videos demonstrating how to run an analysis in SPSS)
Course overview tutorials (i.e., provide students with a visual tour of your online course)
Syllabus overview tutorials (i.e., create a video walking students through the requirements of your course)
For detailed information on how to use Screencast-o-Matic to create engaging course supplements, see:
Written instructions: http://aohs.ua.edu/cm/general/screen_o_matic.pdf
Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/jADJ_OoSnm8
15 to 20 slides, and 8-15 minutes in length
Use the tips at http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips/design/ to create the slideshow. Because good PowerPoints have very few words, submit a script that describes the content of each slide – about 50 words per slide. Place this script in a separate Word document that shows each slide number and the text for each slide as shown in the provided PowerPoint Slide Notes.docx.
Include a title page and reference page in APA style
References are required. You should include the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. You must include at least 5 pictures or graphics. All pictures or graphics taken from outside sources must be referenced and cited.
save your assignment as a Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx)
name your saved file according to your last name, first initial and the week (for example, “jonesb.week1”)
Assignment: Ethics Paper
Assignment: Ethics Paper
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.