Individual: Authoritative Sources & Links Assignment Guidelines & Requirements:
Peer review of this assignment is required.
Submission/Proof of Submission of FIU Writing Center Review is required. Meeting with a tutor from the writing center virtually is available by scheduling an appointment at:
2.1 Each student shall submit their draft assignment submission (i.e., complete narrative, citations, references and links), either in person or online, to an FIU Writing Center tutor for their input on the narrative as well as APA Style for the citations and references.
2.2 Either graduate or undergraduate tutor is acceptable.
2.3 It is strongly recommended that students seek to schedule an appointment with the FIU Writing Center as soon as possible since slots tend to fill up fast. Students may ask to share appointment time but that decision is up to the writing center. Book early!
2.4 Proof of submission must accompany the assignment submission. Submission to faculty via canvas email is not permitted.
2.5 Failure to attain and post confirmation of review with the assignment submission will result in a 10% deduction on the score for the assignment.
3. Each student shall:
- 3.1 Find then read and review two (2) articles meeting the definition of “External Authoritative Sources” (noted below), that discuss diverse populations in healthcare policy in the US or other country; and
- 3.2 Provide a brief paragraph narrative (one paragraph required for each of the two (2) required “External Authoritative Sources”) incorporating proper APA style for the in-text citations and reference for each source immediately following each narrative; and
3.2.1 Each source shall be substantively cited in a narrative paragraph using proper APA style
3.2.2 Following each narrative paragraph full and complete reference for the source is required
3.2.3 A link to the full article for each of the two(2) required external authoritative sources is required immediately following each reference
3.3 Points will be lost if the reference(s) for the first source does not follow the brief paragraph narrative substantively citing the first source along with the link. Then the second source narrative shall be presented also with proper citation(s), reference and link.
4. Each assignment shall be submitted by each student on or before the designated due date shown on the course schedule and Canvas.
5. “External Authoritative Sources” for purposes of this course shall mean: articles from published books, peer reviewed journal articles, education and government sites as well as non-partisan national or international organizations (such as WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS etc.,) provided, the article selected must have:
5.1 Authors; and
5.2 In text citations and references to support statements made therein.
5.3 Under no circumstances are newspapers (e.g., the Wall Street Journal), blogs (regardless of source), editorials, panel discussions, definition of terms, the assigned case study, “dot com” sites, and text books from the course or other courses to be used. The foregoing are not considered authoritative for this course.
6.Late submissions are not accepted.
As requested, below please find a sample of one of the two sources required for the Individual Authoritative Links Assignment. Students may not use this source in their submission or it will receive zero points.
TITLE: The Changed Environment: Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Providers, and Gifts.
NARRATIVE #1: In ‘’Limiting the Influence of Pharmaceutical Industry Gifts on Physicians: Self-Regulation or Government Intervention?’’ (Grande, 2010), examines the public’s increasing interest in the influence pharmaceutical companies have on physicians through gifts and the efforts for regulation. Grande (2010), sheds light on the influence pharmaceutical gifts have on medical providers and how this scrutiny is questioning the objectivity and independence of physicians and the way they prescribe medication (para. 2). The pharmaceutical gifts that are potentially swaying physicians’ objectivity range from company-sponsored meals, drug samples, to other non “educational” gifts of less value (Grande, 2010, para. 5). Although some gifts might appear trivial, data suggests that even gifts that might not have much significance may create influence (Grande, 2010, para. 12). The public’s interest in the effect these gifts have on physicians was piqued from the realization that drugs that were heavily marketed were revealed to pose public health risks, the rising costs of pharmaceuticals was also a major factor (Grande, 2010, para. 2). Grande explains that efforts toward self-regulation have been made such as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) issuing voluntary guidelines in 2002(Grande, 2010, para. 5). However, circumstances advise that depending on ethics guidelines to guide self-regulation have been slow to bring substantive change (Grande, 2010, para. 8). As for governmental intervention, Grande (2010), explains that governmental regulations will contain loopholes and the pharmaceutical industry will find ways to promote its products regardless of ethics (para. 26).
Grande, D. (2009). Limiting the Influence of Pharmaceutical Industry Gifts on Physicians: Self-Regulation or Government Intervention? Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(1), 79–83.
Then proceed to the second source. Repeat the narrative, citations, reference and link to the full article.
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For this assignment, students are required to find and review two external authoritative sources that discuss diverse populations in healthcare policy in the US or other countries. Students must provide a brief paragraph narrative for each source incorporating proper APA style for in-text citations and references. Each source must be substantively cited in a narrative paragraph using proper APA style, followed by a full and complete reference for the source and a link to the full article. Late submissions will not be accepted.
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The assignment requires students to find and review two external authoritative sources that discuss diverse populations in healthcare policy. These sources must have authors and in-text citations and references to support statements made therein. Examples of authoritative sources include published books, peer-reviewed journal articles, education and government sites, and non-partisan national or international organizations. However, newspapers, blogs, editorials, and text books from the course or other courses are not considered authoritative for this course. Students must seek input from an FIU Writing Center tutor and submit proof of submission to faculty. Failure to submit proof of review will result in a 10% deduction on the score for the assignment.