Assignemnt: BHA-FPX4002 Hist US Health Care System – Winter 21
Sample PowerPoint for Assessment #1
Sometimes a visual is more helpful than written directions.
Sample Assignment 1.pptx
Feel free to change the design, background, etc. but this sample will show you the logical set up for great organization and flow. It is supposed to be 4002
PowerPoint One – Helpful Hints
HOW TO DO FIRST POWERPOINT
– Slide one – title page – Remember this is a presentation about the hospital industry and not healthcare in general. Put your name and title on Slide 1.
– Slide two – Purpose – Use bullet points (no periods) to state the purpose of the presentation (which is to cover the criteria in the scoring guide). Keep it short on this slide (and remember focus is “hospital industry”)
– Slides 3-4-5, Use one for each of the time periods, 1800s, 1960’s, and Today. Use only bullet points for the slides, reference for each slide (can go beneath in notes or up on slide, your choice). Any sentences or paragraphs belong only in notes section. Only bullet points on slides. The topic for these three is the environment. The meaning of environment in this context is the “setting. What did the hospital look like and feel like for the patients? Wards, semiprivate rooms, private hospital rooms with room for guests to sleep? lighting? medical equipment? food? heating? electric? segregated? clean, dirty? furnishings? phones, televisions, internet? wifi?
Slides 6-7-8 each cover one of the time periods but the topic is now level of education that people had who were delivering the hospital care, and the level of care they were delivering in the hospital, based on that education. Level of care in the hospital covers the realm of what is being done for the patient. In the 1800s, there was a lot of comfort care only in the hospital because many inventions and innovations did not exist. Do some research and bring in the evolution of level of care as such possibilities of IV, wound care, therapy, changes in nursing, lab tests, x-rays, trachea care, pulse ox monitoring, central lines, special beds, vents, administration of blood products, etc. and place these in the time frames when they became available.
Slides 9-10-11 cover the payment systems for the hospital that people had available to them. One slide to each time period. Bullet points. No periods. Paragraphs or sentences go below in notes section. Each slide should have a reference. How did people pay the doctor? with some produce or meat/eggs? with insurance? private or government? charity? Remember the focus is the hospital and not healthcare in general. From the very simple time of the 1800s, the system of pay now is quite complex. Medicare was basic in the 1960s as it provided for the elderly but you can also mention it again for today’s payment system that now has links to quality for payment. Self pay was present in the 1800s and now again today for the uninsured or the privately insured who must pay whatever insurance does not. The Affordable Care Act (which is not affordable) did bring some reforms to the payment and delivery system for hospitals but now needs reforming itself. Finally there is a lot of uncompensated care that the hospital provides but must make up for that shortfall through charging others more. There is a lot of research and material to fill that final slide
Slide 12 is for conclusions (plural) that you have drawn while putting together the first three criteria. Be sure to use the literature (references) for your conclusions as well to verify your opinion. Here is a great article about how to draw conclusions: https://www.clearerthinking.org/single-post/2018/11/26/12-Ways-To-Draw-Conclusions-From-Information
Slide 13 or more needed to list your references all in one place, in alphabetical order.
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.
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