a) the strongest case FOR (i.e., strongest reasons in favor of) medical paternalism, and
b) the strongest case AGAINST (i.e., strongest reasons in opposition to) medical paternalism.
A1 submissions will be assessed in accordance with the General Grading Rubric for Written Assignments presented in the Course Syllabus and the A1 Guidelines and Scoring Rubric (see below).
Assignment 1 Guidelines and Scoring Rubric
Assignment 1: In your own words and with reference to the text, reconstruct Goldman’s account of (a) the strongest case FOR medical paternalism, and (b) the strongest case AGAINST medical paternalism.
Scores: This assignment is worth up to 50 course points, where
50/50 is equivalent to 100%, i.e., A+;
48/50 is equivalent to 96%, i.e., A;
46/50 is equivalent to 92%, i.e., A-;
44/50 is equivalent to 88%, i.e., B+;
42/50 is equivalent to 84%, i.e., B;
40/50 is equivalent to 80%, i.e., B-;
39/50 is equivalent t0 78%, i.e., C+;
38/50 is equivalent to 76%, i.e., C;
36/50 is equivalent to 72%, i.e., C-;
34/50 is equivalent to 68%, i.e., D+;
32/50 is equivalent to 64%, i.e., D;
30/50 is equivalent to 60%, i.e., D-; and
Scores will be assessed on the basis of six criteria with criteria (1) and (2) being the major criteria.
Reconstruction of Goldman’s account of the strongest case (i.e., the strongest reasons Goldman offers) in favor of medical paternalism in a way that demonstrates reflection on and understanding of the relevant portions of Goldman’s paper;
Reconstruction of Goldman’s account of the strongest case (i.e., the strongest reasons Goldman offers) against medical paternalism in a way that demonstrates reflection on and understanding of the relevant portions of Goldman’s paper;
Sufficiently developed, clear, grammatically correct writing;
Direct engagement with the text in your discussion of both (a) and (b). The best responses for written assignments pertaining to assigned readings bring close attention to specific passages and wording given in the text. The best responses also engage with these passages and explain them and any technical terminology the text utilizes;
Effective use of references. Please include a page reference, e.g., (Goldman, 60), each time you use or mention Goldman’s words or ideas. Please, also, use a reference whenever using or mentioning the words or ideas from the lecture, e.g., (Goldman Lecture, Part II). And, in the event that you use or mention the words or ideas from any other sources (which is discouraged in this particular assignment), please include either a page reference similar to the one given above or as informative of a reference as is possible given the source being used or mentioned; and
Inclusion of full bibliographical information for any work cited in-text at the end of your assignment in a list of works cited.