Posted: March 11th, 2023
TOPIC: THE IMPORTANCE OF TELEHEALTH MEDICINE
Write a research paper using evidence to support a thesis that addresses your research question examining a current issue or event in the news from the perspective of your field of study. The audience is people who are generally educated but do not have extensive knowledge of your field or topic.
Step 1: complete all assigned components, use and cite eight sources, and answer reflection questions (earning up to 100% of the possible points)
Write a working thesis statement and sentence outline here. This sentence outline needs only four sentences: the thesis statement (this is one sentence) and three topic sentences that lay out your plan for supporting your thesis.
Use research to write a paper that will inform or persuade an audience
Step 1: Submission (earn up to 100% of the possible points for the assignment)
Your submission should include all of the following components:
To earn the maximum possible points on this assignment, use and cite at least eight sources.
At least three of these must be from scholarly journals, and all sources should be selected based on reliability, currency, and level of information/analysis. The UMGC library will be very useful in helping you find appropriate sources. You can, but do not have to, include all of the sources from your annotated bibliography.
Note that it is possible to earn a B on this assignment by using only six sources, including three scholarly journal articles. To earn an A will require an additional two sources.
Consider the following in incorporating your sources:
Content and Organization
This paper is the culmination of your research project, in which you are examining a current issue or event in the news from the perspective of your field of study. Before drafting your paper, you will have chosen a topic, developed a research question, and identified several potential sources in an annotated bibliography. You should write on the same topic for this paper, unless your professor has asked you to make changes to your topic.
As you write your paper, be sure to include the following:
Research is a key element of this paper. Take care to support your claims with research throughout the paper. Include APA in-text citations whenever you use sources, whether through quote, paraphrase, or summary.
This paper calls for an academic style, which most frequently involves third person point of view. Second person "you" is seldom used in academic writing. First person "I" is best restricted to discussions of your personal experience or involvement with the research topic or your role of as the researcher. Not all research papers will will include these discussions. First person statements of opinion ("I believe," "I would say," etc.) may weaken your claims. Instead, state your position without these phrases, and provide evidence.
Length and Format
This paper should be at least 2000 words, including references.
Incorporate these elements of APA style:
The reflection questions are to be answered separately. Post these in the "comments" box when submitting your assignment. Be sure to address all four questions.
Cutler, D. M. (2007). The lifetime costs and benefits of medical technology. Journal of Health Economics, 26(6), 1081–1100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2007.09.003
Lee, J., McCullough, J. S., & Town, R. J. (2013). The impact of Health Information Technology on hospital productivity. The RAND Journal of Economics, 44(3), 545–568. https://doi.org/10.1111/1756-2171.12030
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, June 18). Managing your health in the age of wi-fi. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved February 16, 2023, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/in-depth/telehealth/art-20044878
Hasselfeld, B. W. (2022, January 18). Benefits of telemedicine. Benefits of Telemedicine | Johns Hopkins Medicine. Retrieved February 16, 2023, from
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