Emergency Management in Healthcare Issues

 Week 7 Paper – Emergency Management in Healthcare Issues
An important component of this course is the final paper. You will select a topic pertinent to Emergency Management with a focus on a Medical or Healthcare Issue – it should be based on one we’ve discussed in the course Forums and it must include key disaster medicine / emergency management concepts learned in the course to demonstrate your overall content knowledge. You must also construct a new approach to addressing an aspect of the medical or healthcare-related emergency management issue.
Write a 10-12 paged paper (excluding the title page and references). Your paper must include an introduction, the body in which all items below are addressed and references cited, a well-defined conclusion, and reference page.
Your research should include a minimum of 4 of the following sections below (however, you will likely need to use more than 4 and/or create additional section headers as appropriate for your paper):
·         New Approach (required): You will construct a new approach to addressing an aspect of the medical or healthcare-related emergency management issue you cover.
·         Process Mapping of New Approach (required): You will develop a process map (i.e., flow chart) of your new approach. You need to include the agencies that are required to respond to your chosen emergency.
·         Mechanism of Injury (MOI)
·         Casualty Figures
·         Triage Challenges
·         Medical Response
·         Urban Search and Rescue
·         Inter-agency Collaboration
·         Public Health Issues
·         Communication and Media Relations
·         Preparedness-Planning
·         Logistical Issues
·         Pitfalls
Your paper must include at least 7-10 scholarly references (no Wikipedia!). Avoid using secondary sources like websites or textbooks. Instead, use primary, scholarly journals, reports, etc. If you include a graph or chart (data), the chart/graph should take up NO MORE than ¼ page, and be properly cited.
Your final paper (and all assignments) must follow American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for references and bibliographic citation. Refer to the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.). Other APA websites are available through the Library.
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Final Paper/Project for Grad:
Please review the Final Paper/Project Grading Rubric prior to submission (Click on View IRubric  in the main Assignment List page).
Final Paper/Project is due in the Assignment portion of the classroom by Sunday, 11:55 p.m. ET. Make sure you read and understand the directions and requirements for each Assignment. Please ensure you cite your references in APA format with a minimum of 7 references. Assignments submitted late without advance notice AND instructor approval will receive a 5% per day late penalty and will not be accepted for grading five (5) days past the due date.
The Final Paper must have a minimum of10 pages for a Graduate level course (excluding the title, abstract, and reference pages). The paper must be typed, double-spaced with 1-inch margins in 12-point font (Arial, Times New Roman, or Calibri) with all references cited. As always, Wikipedia, Wikianswers, and  are NOT academic/scholarly sources. Papers will be graded based on the following areas: Foundation and synthesis of knowledge, application of knowledge critical thinking, writing skills, use of computer technology and application, and organization of ideas and format. Refer to Library Online Resource Center for any research assistance. Refer to the Student Handbook for policies relevant to academic honesty and other procedures and policies related to this course.