Access to Affordable Health Insurance

▪ Introduce the ethical issue and the position that you intend to defend
o Explain why the topic is important or why readers should care about
the issue especially in the health care environment
▪ Thesis statement
o The thesis statement is the central position you will be arguing in this
research paper. The thesis statement should be clear, concise, and
defined.
o In your thesis statement, you should take a specific stand on the
selected ethical issue. For example, you may construct your thesis as
follows: “The use of euthanasia is an immoral choice even when the
patient is in constant, extreme pain”, or “It is immoral for patients to
choose euthanasia even when suffering constant, extreme pain.”
o Explain how your argument will be structured along which you will be
arguing in support of your thesis statement
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II. Background
The purpose of the background is to lay the foundation for proving your argument. The
background will include the following:
• Summary of works being discussed
• Definition of key terms-define key terms/concepts
• Explanation of universal values and principles in ethical decision making-briefly
describe the key universal values and principles that support the ethical issue