Write an article for a community newsletter for a local retirement village that explains the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions. 

Write an article for a community newsletter for a local retirement village that explains the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions.

 

Your manager asked you to prepare an article for a community newsletter for a local retirement village. The editor wants you to talk about the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions

Preparation

Search the Capella library and the Internet for scholarly and professional peer-reviewed articles on end-of-life care. You will need at least three articles to use as support for your work on this assessment.

Directions

Write an article of 750–1,000 words (3–4 pages) that discusses the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions. Address the following in your article:

  • Describe the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision making with patients and their families.
  • Explain the legislation that generated end-of-life health care policies. Was the legislation an outcome of a specific medical case?
  • Identify the primary policies regarding current health care practices related to end-of-life health care decisions. How to these policies affect treatment decisions?
  • Explain the effect of end-of-life regulations and controls on patient outcomes. What effect does this have on the nurse-patient relationship?
  • Describe the ethical considerations that have influenced policy decisions in regard to end-of-life decisions.

Additional Requirements

Your article should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • References: Cite a minimum of three resources; a majority of these should be peer-reviewed sources. Your reference list should be appropriate to the body of literature available on this topic that has been published in the past 5 years.
  • APA format: Resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length: 750–1,000 words or 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding title page and reference page. Use Microsoft Word to complete the assessment.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.
    CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
    Describe the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision making with patients and their families. Does not describe the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision making with patients and their families. Describes the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision making with patients and their families but the information is incomplete. Describes the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision making with patients and their families. Describes the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision making with patients and their families, and identifies strategies for an effective process.
    Identify the primary policies that define current health care practices in regard to end-of-life health care decisions. Does not identify the primary policies that define current health care practices in regard to end-of-life health care decisions. Identifies some policies that define current health care practices in regard to end-of-life health care decisions but key policies are missing. Identifies the primary policies that define current health care practices in regard to end-of-life health care decisions. Identifies the primary policies that define current health care practices in regard to end-of-life health care decisions, and explains how the policies have changed the way health care professionals work with patients.
    Explain the effect of end-of-life regulations and controls on patient outcomes. Does not explain the effect of end-of-life regulations and controls on patient outcomes. Explains the effect of end-of-life regulations and controls on patient outcomes but key elements are missing from the explanations. Explains the effect of end-of-life regulations and controls on patient outcomes. Explains the effect of end-of-life regulations and controls on patient outcomes and why it is important to make end-of-life decisions with a health care professional.
    Explain the legislation that generated end-of-life health care policies. Does not explain the legislation that generated end-of-life health care policies. Identifies but does not explain the legislation that generated end-of-life health care policies. Explains the legislation that generated end-of-life health care policies. Explains the legislation that generated end-of- life health care policies and includes a brief summary of why these laws were passed.
    Describe the ethical considerations that have influenced policy decisions in regard to end-of-life decisions. Does not describe the ethical considerations that have influenced policy decisions in regard to end-of-life decisions. Identifies but does not describe the ethical considerations that have influenced policy decisions in regard to end-of-life decisions. Describes the ethical considerations that have influenced policy decisions in regard to end-of-life decisions. Describes the ethical considerations that have influenced policy decisions in regard to end-of-life decisions and illustrates with real-world examples.
    Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Does not write content clearly, logically, or with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes with errors in clarity, logic, grammar, punctuation, or mechanics. Writes content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Writes clearly and logically, with correct use spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, and uses relevant evidence to support a central idea.
    Correctly formats citations and references using APA style. Does not format citations and references using APA style. Formats citations and references with errors. Correctly formats citations and references using APA style. Citations contain a few errors. Correctly formats citations and references using APA style. Citations are free from all errors.

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