Week 6 assignment: memo – you decide

Week 6 Assignment: Memo – You Decide

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  • Due Sunday by 11:59pm
  • Points 75
  • Submitting a file upload

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 8; review previous chapters
  • Lesson
  • Link (file): Memo TemplatePreview the document
  • You Decide (See page in Week 6)
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources 

Instructions
This assignment presents a difficult and painful medical dilemma, with you in an imagined professional role. Go through the You Decide scenario and make the decision it calls for. Then, compose an official memorandum that will be kept for the record and could potentially be read not only by your Peer Review Committee but also by those involved in charitable fundraising, which supports hospital development, as well as by others with financial interests in the decision.

In the memo (use the Memo Template), explain your decision and your reasoning for it. Include the following:

  • Who benefits from what you decided? Explain why.
  • Who gets denied a needed benefit? Explain why.

You will see notice that there is time pressure in the simulated situation, so remember that you would not have the luxury to dawdle in the decision-making process, and as the decision maker, you would not have the luxury of consulting a broad spectrum of advisors. It falls on you to decide!

Include in the memo the utilitarian ethical philosophy of John Stuart Mill (from the lesson last week) and one other ethical philosopher of your choosing that we have studied to date. Use both of those philosophies to bolster your decision.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources)

Grading
This activity will be graded based on Ethical Analysis Grading Rubric.

Weekly Objectives (WO)
WO5.1 

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

Ethical Analysis Grading Rubric – 75 pts (2)Ethical Analysis Grading Rubric – 75 pts (2)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength5.0 ptsOutstandingMeets length requirement0.0 ptsNo Effort5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent10.0 ptsOutstandingAddresses all aspects of the assignment.8.5 ptsAbove AverageAddresses most aspects of the assignment.7.5 ptsAverageAddresses some aspects of the assignment.6.0 ptsBelow AverageAddresses few aspects of the assignment.0.0 ptsNo Effort10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis20.0 ptsOutstandingThroughout the whole work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages readings and course materials in support of writer’s evident effort to understand ethical problems; establishes good use of theoretical underpinnings.17.0 ptsAbove AverageThroughout most of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages readings and course materials in support of writer’s evident effort to understand ethical problems; establishes good use of theoretical underpinnings.15.0 ptsAverageThroughout some of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages readings and course materials in support of writer’s evident effort to understand ethical problems; establishes good use of theoretical underpinnings.12.0 ptsBelow AverageThroughout little of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages readings and course materials in support of writer’s evident effort to understand ethical problems; establishes good use of theoretical underpinnings.0.0 ptsNo Effort20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization20.0 ptsOutstandingIdeas are logically organized, including inviting introduction (with a thesis statement) and a satisfactory conclusion, that come together in complete concepts.17.0 ptsAbove AverageIdeas are well organized, including inviting introduction (with a thesis statement) and a satisfactory conclusion, with complete concepts.15.0 ptsAverageOrganization and concepts need some restructuring.12.0 ptsBelow AverageOrganization and concepts are difficult to follow and incomplete.0.0 ptsNo Effort20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting / Presentation10.0 ptsOutstandingThroughout the whole work, the writing/presentation actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety; has a professional and consistent format and articulates clearly (presentation).8.5 ptsAbove AverageThroughout most of the work, the writing/presentation actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety; has a professional and consistent format and articulates clearly (presentation).7.5 ptsAverageThroughout some of the work, the writing/presentation actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety; has a professional and consistent format and articulates clearly (presentation).6.0 ptsBelow AverageThroughout little of the work, the writing/presentation actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety; has a professional and consistent format and articulates clearly (presentation).0.0 ptsNo Effort10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Citation and Reference Formatting10.0 ptsOutstandingThroughout the whole work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page/slide includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style (paper).8.5 ptsAbove AverageThroughout most of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page/slide includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style (paper).7.5 ptsAverageThroughout some of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page/slide includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA s

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