1.Here is the topic, along with the assignment instructions:
Doctors who sit on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline panels
hensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guideline panels are allowed to receive up to $20,000 per year in payments from a single pharmaceutical or medical device company or $50,000 in the aggregate per year. Specifically, the NCCN website states the following: "If an NCCN Guidelines Panel Member or prospective Member or an NCCN Guidelines Steering Committee Member or prospective Member has an equal to or greater than $20,000 conflicting interest from at least one single external entity, including the sum of income and equity holdings from said entity, or if their aggregate conflicting interest from all external entities is equal to or greater than $50,000 per year, the Member or proposed appointee will be deemed ineligible for continued service or for appointment."
Some experts claim that these thresholds are way too high, and that NCCN guideline panelists should only be doctors who don't receive any money or funding from pharma whatsoever. But Dr Robert Carlson, the CEO of NCCN, defends the organization's current policy saying that tightening the rules would lead to exclusion of best experts in oncology and ultimately affect the quality of the guidelines.
Write a research paper that examines this question: Should NCCN panelists be allowed to receive any money or funding from pharmaceutical or/and medical device companies while serving on the panels? Support your stance on the issue with solid evidence from eight or more reputable sources and use APA citation style, 7th edition, for the assignment. Make sure your paper includes a title page on page 1 and an abstract on page 2, and is formatted in accordance with APA. Finally, please include an "Opposition" section in your paper where you will acknowledge and explain the views of people who would disagree with you.
2. Literature Review on Developmental Disability
Students will conduct a literature review on a particular developmental disability that interests them. Students
rticular developmental disability that interests them. Students will choose their own topics. Describe the etiology, epidemiology, course, diagnostic and assessment procedures, interventions, challenges, strengths, community support programs, societal views, cultural issues, etc. An 8 page paper, not including title page and reference section, is required. Students should select at least 8 articles from peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities) to be included in the paper (DO NOT include articles found on the internet, such as Wikipedia). The articles referenced by the student in the paper should be listed in the Reference section at the end of the paper. Course materials (readings from books and journals) should also be incorporated in the paper. The student should also address at the end of the paper how the information researched and obtained will assist them in their current or future work in the field. The Reference section should be in APA format.
For all annotation, your final submission should include the:
• Completed Annotation in MS Words or Pdf format.
Your article annotation
mpleted Annotation in MS Words or Pdf format.
Your article annotation should have four sections as described below:
Section 1 – Article Information Marks: 1
1. Title of the Article
2. Name of the Author(s)
3. Source of the Article
a. Journal Name
b. Publication Details – Year, Volume, Issue, and page nos.
Section 2 – Preliminary Analysis (1 Paragraph). Marks: 2
1. Purpose of Research – summarize aim of the study and specific research objectives
2. Nature of Research – is the study exploratory, descriptive, causal?
3. Theoretical Framework – describe the model followed or proposed in the study
4. Conclusion – summarize the major findings of the study.
Section 3 – Methods & Empirics (3 Paragraphs). Marks: 3
1. Research Method – describe in detail the research method used in this study.
If the author(s) does not discuss the research method in detail, or the explanation is not clear from the article, please refer to external sources.
2. Data Collection
a. Identify the prime mode of data collection.
b. Describe the process of data collection.
c. Discuss the measuring instrument.
3. Sampling Technique
a. Identify the target population.
b. Describe the sampling technique.
c. Assess how well the sample represents the population.
4. Goodness of Measures & Analysis
a. Describe the efforts made by the researcher(s) to ensure reliability & validity of the study.
b. Describe the tools used for analyzing the data.
Section 4 – Critical Review (2 Paragraphs). Marks: 4
Use this space to note your overall evaluation of the article. In your opinion, how good this article was compared to other articles, either in the discipline/area, or in the same journal