The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to develop research appropriate to your subject matter. It is not intended that each article in an annotated bibliography be included as a reference for your paper. Rather, the annotation serves to identify the article’s topic, the quality of the information provided, and an assessment of the value of its content to your research. This allows you to identify the most relevant sources for your research. Development of a detailed annotated bibliography provides a foundation for the background and content of your issue analysis.
Upon successful completion of the course material, you will be able to:
- Examine a problem related to a current issue in Healthcare Policy and Management.
- Textbook: Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management
- File: Issue Analysis Outline
- Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
- In preparation for the Issue Analysis, you will research sources that cover the healthcare issue you are reviewing. It is important to include articles representing a variety of viewpoints and positions.
- Create an annotated bibliography of 12-15 or more scholarly or professional sources on the problem and key issues.
- Provide the following for each of your sources:
- Identify each source by using a reference that adheres to APA guidelines.
- Prepare a three to five sentence synopsis of each source.
- Address the trustworthiness and validity of the information presented in the source. Be sure to support your assessment.
- Include a brief statement evaluating the usefulness of the source in your research.
- Use proper spelling, grammar, and APA formatting.
- When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself and submit a copy to your instructor using the Assignment submission page by the end of the workshop.