Immunization should be mandatory for all infants – support/refute

ASSIGNMENT 1: TRENDS AND ISSUES -TAKING SIDES

In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to do the following:
 Examine a trend/issue that impacts the health of children
 Explore both sides of the trend/issue – support and refute
 Weigh the evidence on the trend/issue and explain your personal position
 Make recommendations for the health education of children based on your personal
stand/view.
INSTRUCTIONS
In this assignment you will write a scholarly paper on a trend/ issue that impacts the
health of children.
This paper is to be no more than five (5) pages typewritten (word processed) following
APA format (6th edition). Refer to the rubric at the end of this assignment. Reference at
least three (3) current academic journal articles, reputable websites or local newspapers.
The page limit does not include the cover page or references. Abstracts are not required
for this paper.
Submit the marking guide included in this document with your assignment.
STEP 1: SELECT A TREND/ISSUE
Select one of the trend/issue statements listed below, or choose an alternate trend/issue.
Verify the alternate trend/issue topic with your instructor/tutor.
Trend/Issue Statements
 Video, computer, and Wii games are detrimental to the physical and psychological
well-being of children.
 Immunization should be mandatory for all infants.
 Teen suicide
 Childhood obesity
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STEP 2: EXAMINE THE TREND/ISSUE
The following information should be included in your paper:
 Provide introduction and background information (brief discussion) about the
trend/issue, with evidence from the literature as it affects your community.
 Examine the impact of this trend/issue on the health of children.
 Support the trend/issue statement with evidence from the literature.
 Refute the trend/issue statement with evidence from the literature.
 Weigh the evidence you have collected on the trend/issue and explain your personal
stand/view on this trend/issue.
 Make recommendations for the health education of children based on your personal
stand/view.
 What resources are available in your community to address this issue? How this issue
is currently addressed in your community? Is it being dealt with effectively?

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