The threaded discussions will provide the student with the opportunity to explore different topics, share what he/she is learning with classmates, and gain clarity about the content. This assignment reflects student-centered, independent learning.
The students will:
Apply critical thinking through participation of selected topics
Engage in thoughtful discourse with peers
Incorporate topic discussion into clinical judgment and decision making within practice setting
For each posted discussion question, the student is expected to:
Post an answer to the discussion question at least 24 hours before the discussion due date
The original posts must be at least 200 words in length (100+ words for each question)
Discussion responses should demonstrate critical thinking skills and be thoughtful and respectful
Post two responses to the original posts of any other classmates (50+ words for each response)
Posting should ask for clarification, challenge (respectfully) ideas, or describe a situation that illustrates the points being made. Simply agreeing or disagreeing with a post is not adequate
Worth 15 points / 5%
1.How do you feel about the use of life-sustaining measures in the face of terminal illness? Examples: Permanent coma? Irreversible chronic illness, such as Alzheimer’s disease? Debilitating Stroke?
2. How do you feel about particular medical procedures? Examples: mechanical breathing (respirator), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), artificial nutrition and hydration, hospital intensive care, pain relief medication, chemo or radiation therapy, and surgery.