Discuss why and how this setting developed in the healthcare system.
Discussion: Ambulatory Care Project
Ambulatory Care Project# A
Ambulatory Care Project Instructions
Each paper should demonstrate scholarly writing and use of appropriate references. You will need at a MINIMUM 10 references from peer-reviewed/empirical journals and/or well respected journals (e.g. New York Times, Wall Street Journal). However, the more references you have the better. The format of the paper should conform to the specifications in the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Logical flow, clarity of presentation, correct grammatical structure, and correct spelling should be evident throughout the document. The paper should be proofread and free of typographical errors. If problems in any of these areas exist in the paper, points will be deducted.
The length of the paper should be between 7 pages, typed in “Times New Roman” with a 12-point font. Length refers to the text and does not include the title page or the reference pages. Use one-inch margins top, bottom, left, and right. Use double-spacing only. Do not make lists in the paper and write in paragraph form. Do not use quotes, unless for definitions or particular emphasis, paraphrase instead. Use third person, not first (I, we, etc is not acceptable). Write objectively, not subjectively (no opinion, but fact). Use the headings from the paper guidelines below as headings for your paper. Pay attention to the percentage of the grade for each heading and use that as a guide for emphasis in each section.
Paper Topic Choices
Select an Ambulatory/Outpatient Care setting. For example: Outpatient rehab therapy centers, Urgent Care Clinics, Emergency Departments, Outpatient surgery centers, Primary-care physician offices, or Diagnostic testing centers.
Assignment: Ambulatory Care Project
Assignment: Ambulatory Care Project
Suggested paper format: Below you will find a suggested paper format.
1. Introduce the chosen topic and discuss why this ambulatory setting is significant to the health care delivery system.
2. Discuss why and how this setting developed in the healthcare system.
3. Review the literature [(peer-reviewed/ empirical journals and/or well respected journals (e.g. New York Times, Wall Street Journal)] regarding current trends associated with this setting. Ex: What populations do they primarily serve?
4. Discuss the potential impact this setting could have on health care delivery in the future.
5. Using the information we’ve learned throughout the semester; make at least three (3) recommendations for the staffing and policies you would put in place as the manager of this organization.
Criteria for Evaluation
1: Introduce topic and discuss why this issue is significant to the healthcare delivery system.
2: Discuss how the setting developed in the healthcare system.
3: Review the literature regarding the current trends associated with the setting.
4: Discuss the potential impact this setting could have on the healthcare delivery system.
5: Make recommendations for the staffing and procedures you would implement as a leader of the organization.
6: Citation and Grammar (APA form)
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.