GRO 410 – 5.2

Final Paper
Scaffold your paper around the following outline:
Title Page  
Introduction (half page)

Describe the paper’s overall thesis.
Provide an overview of main poin01t.

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Learning about Death

Describe Americans’ avoidance of death and dying.
Discuss research findings regarding perceptions of death from birth to 12 years of age.
Examine the death taboo with respect to elderly.

Facing Death 

Describe the five stages of the dying process, as described by Kubler-Ross’s stages of the dying process.
Based on the discussions in the textbook, evaluate what is considered to be an “appropriate death”?

Hospice

Describe how a patient’s death represents a failure to a physician, how can medical schools assist in creating an attitude of acceptance of death as the final stage of growth?
Evaluate the film A Death of One’s Own (Links to an external site.) (2000). Evaluate the controversial nature of the film and the challenge some dying American’s may face.
Discuss what is meant by “patient-centered” care? 
Discuss palliative care, and how is it related to hospice care? How does it differ from the treatment given by most acute care hospitals? 
Discuss hospice care? How does it differ from the treatment given by most acute care hospitals? Identify the major functions of a hospice program. 
Discuss issues related to the family as a unit of care in hospice programs. How do hospices try to achieve quality of life for each “patient” they serve? How does the interdisciplinary hospice team concept help accomplish this?
In your opinion, are the negative aspects of hospice care? How would you suggest they be rectified? 

Euthanasia 

In the film, The Suicide Tourist (Links to an external site.) (2010), discuss the struggle for the family to support the patient’s wishes.  
How does one balance dying and dignity?  
In the end of the film suicide tourist did the patient die the way he wanted?

Grief and Loss

Describe the seven stages of grieving can be applied to losses through divorce, moving from one place to another, or the amputation of a limb (arm or leg).
Evaluate what might cause children to react differently to the death of a grandparent?

Conclusion
Separate Reference Page
The Final Paper

Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page with the following:

Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph (Links to an external site.).
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion (Links to an external site.) that reaffirms your research findings
Must use at least eight scholarly sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library. Be sure to integrate the information from your sources instead of simply inserting it.

The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
While your textbook can be utilized as a source, it does not count towards your eight sources for this assignment.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate references page (Links to an external site.) that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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