legal and ethical essential of health care administration {second edition

Research Paper Instructions
The Research Paper is due at the end of Week 7. APA or MLA writing style is
required for this paper.
The research paper should be constructed and then saved in MS Word, PDF, or
as a Web page. The paper should be 7-10 (double-spaced) pages long, excluding
pages associated with title pages, appendices, or bibliography. In other words the
body of the paper should be 7-10 pages (1 inch margins – 12 pt. font – (Times New
Roman or Arial). At least 40% of the paper must reflect critical analysis of the
topic and be in the student’s own words. The paper must include at least 6
reliable sources in addition to the text of the course.
The paper should address a contemporary important aspect of the concepts you
are learning in this class. The student must choose his or her topic. The topic
choice is part of the assignment. A good place to look for interesting topics is in
the material covered in your textbook. The final paper is not due until the 7th
week of class, but your topic is due by the end of the third week. It is a good idea
to begin the paper now; it may be turned in early, as well as by the due date.
Papers turned in late will be graded zero.
The paper should not simply be a review printed material. The focus should be on
synthesizing and reporting the research information you have found. At least 40%
of the text MUST be your own words and your own work. This percentage will be
checked by your professor through the a content checking Website. Remember,
large cut-and pasted sections and/or personal, unsupported opinions are not
acceptable in this professional paper.
Learning resources to help students succeed academically are available through
the Limestone College Library. The library offers print resources, books, and
periodicals for research. Help in researching your topic may be requested
through the Research Librarian. Library resources are also available online, and
can be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet. There is also a
writing center on campus providing services to all students, including online
students.
Academic Integrity Policy
Limestone College holds its students to high standards of academic integrity and
will not tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation, or deception. Such acts
of intellectual dishonesty include, but are not limited to submitting another’s
work as one’s own, facilitating other students’ acts of academic dishonesty,
using Internet sources without citation, or any other form of plagiarism. It is
important to know that the professor will submit your paper to review content and
sources.
Use of the Limestone Writing Center is recommended. See your syllabus for
details on how to contact the writing center

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