Identify and clarify an ethical dilemma associated with the chosen topic of your course project.

Your task for this module’s SLP is to further discuss the plan identified in the case assignment. Please include the following: (Critical Thinking Skills Assignment)


  1. Identify and clarify an ethical dilemma associated with the chosen topic of your course project.
  2. Identify and discuss several alternatives and select one to address in your plan.
  3. Explain the components in your hypothetical plan for resolving the problem by implementing the solution.
  4. Present the plan in an outline and identify the roles of various participants in addressing the problem.


SLP Assignment Expectations


Length: This assignment should be between 2-3 pages (500-750 words) in length, excluding references.


References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles).


Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper


Format: APA format is recommended. While APA formatting of references is not a requirement, the references need to be presented in order using a standard citation style (APA, AMA, MLA etc). When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.


Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted, assignments are expected to adhere to standards guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.


Your paper will be evaluated based on the rubric criteria.


At the bottom of this page, there is a link to a critical thinking rubric. The rubric WILL BE USED to assess the quality of your paper and assign a grade for this assignment. Please review it carefully before you begin this assignment. Your paper will be graded on the following attributes: organization, contextual awareness, knowledge of conventions, and appropriate use of sources and evidence. The point value for each attribute and what you’ll need to do in order to earn the maximum possible points on this assignment can be found in the writing rubric.


The purpose of using this rubric is to assist you in strengthening your critical thinking skills. As you know, this is a skill set that’s essential for establishing a successful career. If you have any questions regarding the expectations as outlined in the rubric, please don’t hesitate to bring them to my attention.





Joseph F. Coates. (2004). The radical solution to rising health-care costs. Employment Relations Today, 31(2), 1-11.


Experts Suggest Solutions to the Healthcare Crisis. (1992). Management Review, 81(7), 20.


Robinson, F.. (2010). Tackling health inequalities. Practice Nurse, 39(5), 9-10

HealthReform.Gov. Retrieved 3/2/2013 from


Kristen Starnes-Ott, Michael J Kremer. (2007). Recruitment and retention of nurse anesthesia faculty: Issues and strategies. AANA Journal, 75(1), 13-6.




Critical Thinking Definition

Critical thinking is a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. At TUI students demonstrate and exercise critical thinking skills in written papers presented in response to Case and Session Long Project assignments. Signature assignments are best characterized by those that require an argumentative essay approach to include problem identification, establishing a position on one or more issue surrounding the problem, and utilizing background readings and other information sources to develop a well-reasoned argument to support their position on the issue.

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