Final Research Paper. (Topic :Ethical dilemma during a pandemic)
introductory paragraph: The Covid 19 pandemic has had a big impact on the world in different spheres: political, social, and economic. The world’s population has been greatly impacted, the healthcare sector is amongst the most negatively impacted, including hospitals (as businesses), and employees helping patients recover from the virus. This pandemic has cast a spotlight on the need for ventilators and their importance to hospitals because of their function.
During a pandemic, health systems have a duty to steward scarce resources. This principle, broadly endorsed in the US, requires that resources be allocated efficiently to maximize the number of patients that receive the necessary treatment to survive the virus.Achieving this can lead to ethically fraught decisions. Experts state that “because maximizing benefits is paramount.” “Removing a patient from a ventilator or an ICU bed to provide it to others in need is justifiable.” Similarly, the British Medical Association states that ventilators should be reallocated to patients who are reasonably believed to have the capacity to benefit quickly.
Goal: Merge your research notes completed for each module, and compose a cohesive, compelling, and analytical research paper on the topics approved by your instructor. Content Requirements:
- Secure approval from the Instructor by the end of Week 3 as to the specific topic, scope, and title of the research paper.
- Submit an outline of the research paper by the end of Week 5.
- Submit the completed research paper by Week 7 (submit here for final paper).
- Each student must write an original research paper, in active voice, typed, double-spaced, justified, with 1-inch margins, in Times New Roman 12-point font, and in current APA style, including an abstract (50 words minimum and 100 words maximum), keywords (3 terms minimum and 5 terms maximum), and references (seven references minimum and no maximum) as well as any relevant tables, figures, and appendixes. Examples of manuscripts in this format are available in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Research.
- The paper is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation, and misspelling.
- The paper is to be 1,000-1,500 words in length, current APA style, excluding the abstract, title page, keywords, and references page.
- Incorporate a minimum of seven (7) current – published within the last five (5) years – scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work.