Patient Safety Culture And Health Care Ethics

Patient Safety Culture and Health Care Ethics


Go to the Ashford University Library on the left menu panel of the online classroom. Search and select two scholarly and/or peer-reviewed articles within the scope of patient safety culture and/or health care ethics.

After reading both articles and reviewing “Steps to Writing a Summary”, summarize each article in one to two pages. 

Your paper must be two to four pages in length, with one to two pages for each article, excluding title page and reference pages.  Your paper must be formatted according to the guidelines as stated in the Ashford Writing Center.  Utilize two scholarly and/or peer-reviewed articles that were published within the last five years.  Document all references in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center APA Checklist.


Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.



Hatzi, M. (2014). Steps to writing a summary.  Retrieved from www.mrshatzi.com/files/summary.pdf‎.
This document provides helpful information for writing a summary of a scholarly article.



Summarizes Article # 1
Total: 2.40
Distinguished – Thoroughly summarizes this article.  The summary is presented in a thorough, organized, and logical order.
Proficient – Summarizes this article including the main idea and some important details.  The summary is presented in a somewhat logical order.
Basic – Summarizes this article, but main idea is unclear or not specified in the summary. Some critical information is missing.  Ideas are in random order and not logical.
Below Expectations – Attempts to summarize this article; however, the main idea is not present and contains only some details.  Ideas are not in a logical order.
Non-Performance – The summary is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Summarizes Article # 2
Total: 2.40
Distinguished – Thoroughly summarizes this article.  The summary is presented in a thorough, organized, and logical order.
Proficient – Summarizes this article including the main idea and some important details.  The summary is presented in a somewhat logical order.
Basic – Summarizes this article, but main idea is unclear or not specified in the summary. Some critical information is missing.  Ideas are in random order and not logical.
Below Expectations – Attempts to summarize this article; however, the main idea is not present and contains only some details.  Ideas are not in a logical order.
Non-Performance – The summary is either non-existent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Written Communication: Context of and Purpose for Writing
Total: 0.60
Distinguished – Demonstrates methodical application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is evident and easy to understand. Summaries, quotes, and/or paraphrases fit naturally into the sentences and paragraphs. Paper flows smoothly.
Proficient – Demonstrates sufficient application of organization and presentation of content. The purpose of the writing is, for the most part, clear and easy to understand. There are some problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper flows somewhat smoothly.
Basic – Demonstrates a limited understanding of organization and presentation of content in written work. The purpose of the writing is somewhat evident but may not be integrated throughout the assignment. There are many problems with the blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly in all sections.
Below Expectations – Organization and presentation of content are extremely limited. The purpose of the writing is unclear. There is little or no blending of summaries, paraphrases, and quotes. Paper does not flow smoothly when read.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Total: 0.15
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.
Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.
Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.
Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: APA Formatting
Total: 0.15
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Proficient – Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.
Basic – Exhibits limited knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.
Below Expectations – Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Page Requirement
Total: 0.15
Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Proficient – The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Basic – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.
Below Expectations – The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.  
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Written Communication: Resource Requirement
Total: 0.15
Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Proficient – Uses the required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Basic – Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.
Below Expectations – Uses an inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.
Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

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