Ritical Analytical Thinking for HealthCare Managers

Critical Analytical Thinking for HealthCare Managers
Final Project
Due Saturday March 03 , 2012, 12 Noon

25 Points

Select a health management related topic in which you are interested. Write a two page (maximum) essay in which you clearly identify the issue (or issues), state your position on the issue (a hypothetical position if you donat have one), and defend it with at least three arguments. Provide the counter position and at least three arguments associated with that position. Provide rebuttals of arguments that support the contrary position by either attacking the premises that are commonly given, or by trying to show that those premises do not actually support the opposing conclusion. And then, conclude your essay. Use persuasive writing techniques. Additionally, effectively include two different rhetorical devices in the essay.
After you write the essay, analyze your paper in no more than one page:
1) Identify each argument you used as either inductive or deductive in both your position and the counter position.
2) Identify the rhetorical devices you used in the essay and describe why they were effective.
A grading rubric will be distributed for this assignment.

Ritical Analytical Thinking for HealthCare Managers

Write a two page (maximum) essay in which you clearly identify the issue (or issues), state your position on the issue (a hypothetical position if you donat have one), and defend it. Identify each argument you used as either inductive or deductive (analyzing this after your essay). Provide rebuttals of three arguments that support the contrary position by either attacking the premises that are commonly given, or by trying to show that those premises do not actually support the opposing conclusion. And then, conclude your essay. Use persuasive writing techniques (but not rhetorical!) Please make sure that you use all APA standard citations and references in this paper.



1. In February 1997 a landmark scientific achievement was announced. For the first time in history, a mammal had been cloned. Scientists had used the DNA from one sheep to produce another sheep, genetically identical to the first. Some scientists had predicted the feat would never be accomplished. Now most agreed that no real barriers exist to cloning human beings, though scientific difficulties would have to be worked out. The procedure would offer possibilities previously dreamt of only by science fiction writers. Here are just a few: (a) a couple who lost a beloved child in an accident could have another just like him or her; (b) fans could buy celebritiesa DNA and enjoy the ultimate in memorabilia; (c) dictators could ensure that their rule was passed on, not just through their children but, in a sense, through themselves; (d) wealthy people could produce clones to be used for spare parts should they contract a disease. As these examples suggest, human cloning poses difficult legal and ethical questions, all of them arising from a single awesome facta the process would produce not robots but human beings! What is the wisest position for society to take on the issue of human cloning

Ritical Analytical Thinking for HealthCare Managers

Write a two page (maximum) essay on the subject below in which you clearly identify the issue (or issues), state your position on the issue (a hypothetical position if you donat have one), and defend it. Identify each argument you used as either inductive or deductive. Provide rebuttals of arguments that support the contrary position by either attacking the premises that are commonly given, or by trying to show that those premises do not actually support the opposing conclusion. And then, conclude your essay. Use persuasive writing techniques (but not rhetorical!)

1) The exchange of dirty hypodermic needles for clean ones, or the sale of clean ones, is legal in many states. In such states, the transmission of HIV and hepatitis from dirty needles is down dramatically. But bills [in the California legislature] to legalize clean-needle exchanges have been stymied by the last two governors, who earnestly but incorrectly believed that the availability of clean needs would increase drug abuse. Our state, like every other state that has not yet done it, should immediately approve legislation to make clean needles available. (Adapted from an editorial by Marsha N. Cohen, professor of law at Hastings College of Law).