Write three thesis statements on the topic of your synthesis paper, one of each type (explanatory, mildly argumentative, and strongly argumentative). Explain when and how you would use each type of thesis statement.


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Professional Development Assignment Description (40 points):

There are 2 parts to the assignment. Please place both assignments into one paper. The different parts should be clearly marked so your professor knows which question you are addressing.
1.Write three thesis statements on the topic of your synthesis paper, one of each type (explanatory, mildly argumentative, and strongly argumentative). Explain when and how you would use each type of thesis statement.
2.Here we will practice grabbing the attention of the reader. Please write two paragraphs. Write one attention-grabbing introductory paragraph FOR mandatory staffing, and one attention-grabbing introductory paragraph AGAINST mandatory staffing.

Synthesis Paper Assignment Description (20 points): (please make any and all corrections that are needed based on your professor?s comments from the last submission)

Write your thesis statement and introduction (one paragraph). The first page of your paper will be the title page, followed by your abstract page (it has its own page!), and then the next page will start with the introductory paragraph.

Add the introductory paragraph to your APA ?shell? to begin forming your final paper. Submit the entire document. However, only the introduction and thesis statement will be graded in this module.
?Behrens & Rosen textbook, Chapters 3 ? 5 and pages 216 ? 238

Last Synthesis Paper
We, ?the Healthcare team, act as patient advocates. We support and protect them. We often find ourselves in ethical situations that conflicts with our personal and professional morals.? The right to die is one of the most sensitive requests granted to a dying patient. It should be recognized that ?patients have the right to make their own decisions in order to preserve their own wishes, dignity and respect.? One of these choices involves the right to die which is a very sensitive issue (?physician-assisted suicide?, 2011).
Who are involved in the decision making?
The right to die and the right to live are personal choices. A healthcare team or physician granting the dying patient their request of what kind of care and dignity they would like to be treated should not be mistaken as murder or suicide, but should instead be seen as ?mercy killing? or ?Euthanasia? which is the act of painlessly putting to death or allowing to die in order to prevent any further suffering.?

Where or how is the decision made?
As advocates for our patients and their families, we have a duty to save lives by giving the best care, and also to honor the patient?s right to die and end their care. So if their wishes have been expressed on their advanced directives signed by the physician or on a legalized will which should always be updated then the patient?s request should be granted without argument. But we always express to the patient that there still may be hope, but those are their wishes then we cannot argue with them since it is their right to die or to live. The kind relationships that I have built with my patients during their medical care have made it so difficult to let them go if they demand their right to die. Personally, the right to die and the right to live have made me ponder upon my own reality of what kind of care and dignity I would want to be shown during medical care when that time comes. Furthermore, my duty as a nurse is stated simple and clear by Florence Nightingale: ?to provide a safe and caring environment that promotes patient?s health and wellbeing and ?to put the patient in the best condition of nature, to act upon him.? My duty is to provide the best care of my knowledge to my patients and make them feel as comfortable that can promote their good health and to also act upon their wishes even though it may be a difficult request to grant, but we as nurse are there to care for our patients and them alone.
Why do individual decide to make this choice?
I have chosen this broad and sensitive topic because it is viewed differently in the public?s eyes but I wanted to explain the reasoning and feelings that occur within the hospital among the workers and their patients because the public may not see that the patient does not want to endure anymore suffering and would want to end their life where there is no more pain, but it is difficult for the public to see it as them dying in dignity. Throughout my nineteen years as a healthcare worker, starting from the basics as a nursing assistant and moving further into my career as a nurse manager now at a Correctional Institution, I have worked very closely with both hospice patients with terminal illnesses suffering in constant pain and also trauma patients who have been pronounced brain dead, so I?ve seen their suffering and could only imagine the kind of pain they?re going through which is why I would not judge them for their decision to end their medical care and ultimately their life.
As a patient advocate, I will always protect and preserve a patient?s right because we are there to serve them. Even their most sensitive rights, the right to die, we are to obey their request. But before we go through with it, we explain to them that there is still worth living even though it may not seem like it at the moment but there still is. Life, even the most troubled lives, are worth saving and preserving, but if the patient still insists on ending their life, who are we to block their right to die or to live?