Topic: HIV Vertical Transmission from an HIV-infected mother to her child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding (through breast milk)

HLTH 3501 AIDS: The Epidemic Spring 2021
Instructions and Grading Rubric: Scholarly Paper / Literature Review
Revised 1/15/2021PG
The submission of the scholarly paper is worth 25% of your grade.
Literature Review: The assignment includes a scholarly literature review (paper) of a particular AIDS-related topic formatted using the most current edition of American Psychological Association (APA) formatting guidelines. The paper is to be 6 pages of content, not including the title and reference pages. The topic is HIV Vertical Transmission. This is the transmission of HIV from an HIV-infected mother to her child during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding (through breast milk).

Students are encouraged to utilize the writing center should written communication be problematic. All reports are to be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font, doublespaced, with one inch margins throughout the paper. Do not justify the right line. An appropriate header should be created as per the APA guidelines. All APA guidelines should be followed for the paper.

This assignment is an individual assignment. Plagiarism detection software
(Turnitin) will be utilized. Proper credit must be given to the appropriate sources.
Evidence of plagiarism will result in a grade of zero (0) being assigned for this assignment and possible disciplinary action. This is not a copy/paste of what is included in the articles but it is a description of your understanding of the content of the articles.

Include the following in the completed paper:

  1. An introduction to the topic of focus of the paper, including background
    information and statistical findings relevant to the topic.
  2. A review of at least six (4) scholarly articles that relate to the research topic.
  3. A conclusion summarizing the paper’s findings about the literature relative to the research topic.
  4. A reference list in APA format. Papers must use at least six (6) different
    references, with dates of 5 years or less for the literature review.

The scholarly paper/literature review will be graded on thoroughness, appropriateness of
content, quality of writing, and adherence to APA formatting.
Some hints on writing an appropriate literature review:

A ‘reference’ for a scholarly paper comes from professional literature, not web sites,
wikipedia, lay magazines, newspapers, or television shows.
HLTH 3501 AIDS: The Epidemic Spring 2021
Instructions and Grading Rubric: Scholarly Paper / Literature Review
Revised 1/15/2021PG

The articles should be inter-related and have relevance to the topic.

An appropriate introduction is required. Why is this topic important? The
introduction should be both complete and accurate. An appropriate scholarly paper will begin with a formal introduction that states (for example):

“The purpose of this paper is to describe the complex phenomena associated with counseling pregnant women with HIV. Recent medical advances have made the vertical transmission of HIV to the unborn fetus a limited risk, although risks certainly can and do occur. This paper will discuss some of the most recent psychology literature related to presenting options and counseling pregnant females regarding pregnancy choices, delivery methods, and treatment options.”

At this point, the student begins to review articles, by stating, for example:

“Smith, et al (2003) states that …..”

A review of literature is designed to ask the student to critically think about the scientific
information presented, evaluate its trustworthiness, and then draw an informed conclusion. What does the article demonstrate/prove about the topic of the research?
How well are the conclusions supported?

In a review, a brief synopsis of the article is provided, strengths of the study are noted (study size, type of study) and limitations are addressed. This type of format, or one very similar, should be utilized with the scholarly paper.

An appropriate conclusion is required. The student should draw a conclusion based upon the scholarly information provided in the articles. A critique of the articles is recommended. What are the gaps in the literature? What was learned from the review?

HLTH 3501 AIDS: The Epidemic Spring 2021
Instructions and Grading Rubric: Scholarly Paper / Literature Review
Revised 1/15/2021PG

Health 3501 AIDS: The Epidemic
Grading Rubric- Scholarly Paper
Item Maximum Points Points Received
Introduction 10
Review of article 1 15
Review of article 2 15
Review of article 3 15
Review of article 4 15
Inter-relatedness of articles
/ appropriate selection
10
Conclusion / Summary 15
APA formatting 5
Less… grammar deduction
(1 point for every 3
grammatical errors)
TOTAL 100

Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Research paper
Subject: Medicine
Pages/words: 6/1650
Number of sources: 6
Academic level: Undergraduate
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English

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