Find a journal article on Ethical issues in Health Care. Your article MUST perta

Find a journal article on Ethical issues in Health Care. Your article MUST pertain to
an ethical issue in healthcare. Your reference must be a reliable source ie. medical
journals. No citations from wikipedia! Please cite your source using APA format.
Please follow the directions listed below. Don’t forget to add your citation of your
source at the end of your paper in APA format. Papers should be at least 3-4 pages in
length and address the questions listed in the syllabus
Article Critiques
by Susan Katz and Jennie Skerl
When college professors ask you to write a critique of a text, they usually expect you to analyze
and evaluate, not just summarize. A summary merely reports what the text said; that is, it
answers only the question, What did the author say? A critique, on the other hand, analyzes,
interprets, and evaluates the text, answering the questions how? why? and how well? A critique
does not necessarily have to criticize the piece in a negative sense. Your reaction to the text may
be largely positive, negative, or a combination of the two. It is important to explain why you
respond to the text in a certain way.
Step 1. Analyze the text
As you read the book or article you plan to critique, the following questions will help you
analyze the text:
 What is the author’s main point?
 What is the author’s purpose?
 Who is the author’s intended audience?
 What arguments does the author present to support the arguments?
 What are the author’s underlying assumptions or biases?
You may find it useful to make notes about the text based on these questions as you read.
Step 2. Evaluate the text
After you have read the text, you can begin to evaluate the author’s ideas. The following
questions provide some ideas to help you evaluate the text:
 Is the argument logical?
 Is the text well-organized, clear, and easy to read?
 Are the author’s facts accurate?
 Have important terms been clearly defined?
 Is there sufficient evidence for the arguments?
 Do the arguments support the main point?
 Is the text appropriate for the intended audience?
 Does the text present and refute opposing points of view?
 Are there any words or sentences that evoke a strong response from you? What are those
words or sentences? What is your reaction?
 What is the origin of your reaction to this topic? When or where did you first learn about
it? Can you think of people, articles, or discussions that have influenced your views?
How might these be compared or contrasted to this text?
 What questions or observations does this article suggest? That is, what does the article
make you think about?
Step 3. Plan and write your critique
Write your critique in standard APA form. It is generally best not to follow the author’s
organization when organizing your analysis, since this approach lends itself to summary rather
than analysis. Begin with an introduction that defines the subject of your critique and your point
of view. Defend your point of view by raising specific issues or aspects of the argument.
Conclude your critique by summarizing your argument and re-emphasizing your opinion.
 You will first need to identify and explain the author’s ideas. Include specific passages
that support your description of the author’s point of view.
 Offer your own opinion. Explain what you think about the argument. Describe several
points with which you agree or disagree.
 For each of the points you mention, include specific passages from the text (you may
summarize, quote, or paraphrase) that provide evidence for your point of view.
 Explain how the passages support your opinion.
Source of information: Rosen, Leonard J. and Laurence Behrens, eds. The Allyn & Bacon
Handbook. 1994.
Report Format
1. Typed, double-space, using 12 font.
2. One-inch margins all around.
3. Copy and paste the article, or provide a link to the article
4. APA Format! Cite the source of information. See the example above for the correct
format as well as resources in Blackboard under the “resources” link.

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