Week 2: Looking Ahead: Healthcare Interview Paper

Health Care Interview Paper – 100 points

The goal of this assignment is for each student to explore how “real people” access health care and how this might have changed over time. Interview 3 separate individuals representing three generations (parents, grandparents, your generation or your children’s generation) and learn how they:

– accessed health care

– paid for health care

– where they received their health care

– how they viewed their health care and health care providers

– what changes they have seen in the health care system

– any other facts or information you obtain from the interviewees

In your conclusion, provide a summary of the similarities and differences noted between the generations.

This paper should be about 3-5 pages in length with appropriate referencing and in APA format. This assignment is worth 100 points (10% of your grade) and is due in Week 3.

The sources you will be citing will be the people you interviewed. If you use direct quotes, you are to cite the source immediately following the sentence it was used in. Also, you are required to have a works cited page with your source information.

Citations for Interviews and Personal Communication

Personal interviews and personal communications (email, group discussions, electronic bulletin boards, telephone conversations) are NOT mentioned at the end of the paper on the list of references. However, they are cited in-text throughout the paper.

For personal communication, you should give the author’s full name (first and middle initials followed by last name), the kind of communication, followed by the date of communication.

Example: (J.L. Smith, personal interview, April 10, 2006)

For more information visit: http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/writing/apaguide.html

Health Care Interview Paper Grading Rubric

Category            Points   %          Description

& Formatting       10      10%        A quality paper will include a proper citations. The number of sources

identified and cited meets the paper requirements.

Organization      30       30%      A quality paper will include an introduction, review of the generational

&                                               interview information and a conclusion organized in a logical manner. The

Cohesiveness                              conclusion will summarize the similarities and differences noted between

the generations.

Editing              10          10%       A quality paper will be free of any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical

errors. Sentences and paragraphs will be clear, concise, and factually


Content            50          50%       A quality paper will meet the page requirement and provide significant

information about the beliefs of the generation/person interviewed.

Total              100          100%       A Quality Paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.