Telehealth encompasses a wide range of basic to complex health care delivery options, with an equally expansive array of technologies to employ. For the assignment, you will locate a scholarly article on telehealth published within the last 5 years in a peer-reviewed journal. You will compose a paper containing a precis, mind map, and discussion. The precis will focus on the scholarly article pertaining to telehealth technology. The mind map and discussion will help to generate and illustrate ideas about how the identified telehealth technology can be used in your current practice.
DPI Project Content Connection: While telehealth may not be directly associated with your project, this assignment will help prepare you in learning how to review and present literature. In future courses, you will develop Chapter 2 of your manuscript in which you will review at least 50 sources related to your DPI topic. Learning how to succinctly synthesize scholarly sources is a very useful skill. The precis portion will help you learn how to summarize (future assignments will assist in synthesis), and the mind map portion will help you learn how to organize your ideas and establish connections between topics and subtopics.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
Using the “Telehealth Template,” write a 750-1,000 word paper on a telehealth technology that can be used in your current practice. The paper will include a precis, mind map (provided as the Appendix), discussion of the mind map, and conclusion, according to the following:
Provide an introduction that is succinct and includes a thesis or main idea. The essence of the paper should be contained within the thesis, and the thesis statement should make the purpose of the paper clear. You may also use the introduction to provide an overview of the organization of the paper and establish the purpose for each section.
Donald Davidson, in his book, American Composition and Rhetoric, discusses the precis as follows:
“A precis is not an outline, but a summary or digest. It is useful as an exercise in grasping the essential ideas of an already completed composition and instating these ideas in concentrated form. The precis shears away all elaborations of the thought and gives only what is left, in such a way as to make the summary a complete composition. It does not, therefore, skeletonize the original composition so much as it reduces its scale. Many of the articles in the Reader’s Digest are only precis, so skillfully done that the average reader does not know that he is reading a summary. Since the precis says a great deal within a brief space, it is of great service in taking notes on library assignments and general reading.”
The precis should be an organization of ideas (including logical sequencing of points), contain clear and meaningful expression, and use language suitable to the situation. Your precis section should only cite the article you are reviewing. When finished, the precis section should summarize a single scholarly article on the topic of telehealth and should be four statements long:
Brainstorm to generate ideas about how the identified telehealth technology can be used in your current practice using a mind map. Include the final mind map as the Appendix at the end of the paper.
Create your mind map according to the following:
Mind Map Discussion
In this section, discuss the mind map based on the scholarly article reviewed in the precis. In your discussion of the mind map:
In the conclusion, provide a summary of ideas and support the main claim of the paper. Be sure to summarize key points rather than restating the material.
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