Assignment #2: Major Scholarly Paper (Individual)

Value: 50%

Part 1) Introduction and annotated bib: Midnight Monday February 10 at 2359 hrs (15%)
Part 2) Paper: Sunday March 1 at 2359 hrs (35%) (Part I + Part 2 = 50%)

Length: Final Paper: Minimum 8 – maximum 10 pages (2000 – 2500 words) excluding title and
reference pages
Format: APA (6th Ed.)(or 7th if you have it)

Choose one WHO Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a country of interest and a non-governmental organization (NGO) that is effectively addressing that goal in that country.

Introduction and annotated bibliography:
In week 6, submit an introduction for your final paper that includes a strong declarative thesis statement related to the goal/NGO (i.e. the NGO is successfully addressing which SDG) and 4 references (could be related to any of: the goal, the NGO, health implications of the relevant global issue to the chosen country, approaches to addressing the issues/goal). See the rubric for guidance as you write it.

The thesis statement should be one sentence that identifies the program or approach the NGO is using that is successfully addressing the SDG/global health issue. The introduction should give a clear roadmap of the final paper and must identify the NGO, the SDG, the country etc.

The annotated bibliography for four articles/sources must adhere to APA format. Do not copy and paste abstractsas we are looking for information pertinent to your paper. The complete annotation may range between 200 – 250 words per source. You must give a summary of the article/source, and explain how each is relevant to your final paper; why the reading isuseful, what it has to do with the topic/issue, what it adds to your knowledge about the global or local nature of the health issue, country, NGO, SDG, and/or the appropriateness of the approach; how will it support or inform the arguments in the final paper (ie. How are you going to use it?).


What are the global health implications related to the SDG? Explain why this SDG is relevant for the chosen country from a societal/population perspective down to the level of individuals. Include epidemiological information (E.g. prevalence among population(s), cost to society and how these costs compare and contrast globally). Integrate course concepts into the discussion. Do not list the concepts, rather ensure that they appear in your discussion and analysis. Identify one NGO that is effectively addressing the SDG in your chosen country. What are they doing? What are the health promotion actions and/or possible solutions that the NGO is proposing/implementing? Why is their approach effective? Integrate course concepts by considering which concepts (such as politics, power, policy, advocacy, education, etc.)/determinants of health/community development principles are being addressed by the NGO’s approach. What progress have they made? What are their long-term plans (if available), the barriers and opportunities? What are the potential or actual roles for nurses? (Potential roles could include whatever you envision could be roles for nurses based on your knowledge of root causes and upstream health promotion. Think about professional activities nurses engage in: political lobbying, policy development, interdisciplinary collaboration, professional advancement through scholarship and media campaigns, health promotion elements from the Ottawa Charter, etc.

Scholarly Requirements:

A strong introduction including a clear thesis statement; clear connections between paragraphs; clear connections between ideas; arguments well-supported by research; evidence of depth of critical reflection and analysis; integration of course concepts; and a strong conclusion.