At a minimum, there should be two (but there can be more) references: the focus article, and one additional source.
Read the following medical malpractice related articles about specific “true to life” occurrences:
https://www.foxla.com/news/lawyer-brags-about-winning-medical-malpractice-suit-has-verdict-thrown-out (Links to an external site.)
https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/jury-awards-21-million-in-bg-medical-malpractice-trial/article_06f577c5-c178-5b3d-8be3-d2d9385567e3.html (Links to an external site.)
https://thedailyrecord.com/2022/07/27/family-wins-14-million-medical-malpractice-verdict-over-sons-botched-surgery/ (Links to an external site.)
https://patch.com/pennsylvania/westchester/18-million-awarded-phoenixville-woman-medical-malpractice-suit (Links to an external site.)
https://www.wlwt.com/article/dustin-booth-monroe-police-officer-shooting-lawsuits/40741813# (Links to an external site.)
Read this article (Links to an external site.) regarding medical malpractice.
Select one of the true-to-life news articles from step one. You can choose whichever you prefer.
This submission (outline below) will consist of overlapping/correlating the selected article with points brought up in the general malpractice article on MDLinx and in the course textbook (chapters 1 and 2).
The submission should include these components:
This should summarize the key details of the events that occurred in the focus article.
Refer to the MDLinx “Top Causes of Medical Malpractice.” Describe which cause/s you feel this article best relates to and why.
Challenge and Opportunity (refer to chapters 1 and 2 of the course textbook for inspiration).
What is a challenge that will make it tough to eliminate this error from happening in the future? Why?
What is an opportunity that will help to eliminate this error from happening moving forward? Why?
*Note the grader will be looking for queues the student did additional research regarding the scenario beyond the provided articles and the course textbook (i.e. additional external resources). Note “Wikipedia” is not a reliable source (but is a good starting point to gather general information).
Summarize what has been said and reemphasize the most important point.
Include citations (Links to an external site.) even when paraphrasing (Links to an external site.). For this writing, there should be 1 or 2 citations per paragraph.
Be sure the references (Links to an external site.) page is formatted correctly. Each citation should link to a reference entry.
Use sub-headings (Links to an external site.) to organize the writing.
Just in case one is not familiar with the latest APA format; here is a link to a sample APA paper (Links to an external site.).