Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
By Day 1 of Week One, your instructor will assign you one of the following options to complete as your initial post for this discussion.
- Option 1: Chapter 17 Box 17-3 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Big Bang approach. Review Box 17-4 on page 285 of the textbook, which presents the key points of two approaches for implementing and upgrading an information system. You will be assigned one of two positions: the Big Bang approach or the incremental approach. Prepare a statement supporting the approach assigned to you and provide specific examples justifying your position.
- Option 2: Cultural Barriers. Identify and summarize two articles published within the past 36 months that address how cultural issues affect health and health care delivery. Discuss a minimum of two issues and recommend specific solutions for overcoming cultural barriers to health and/or health care delivery.
Initial post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your points. Cite and reference your sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: After reading your fellow classmates’ posts, provide a substantive rebuttal of a few of the points at least two of your peers presented (i.e., take the opposing position) by Day 7. Your three required posts must be on three different days of the week.
Option 1: Chapter 17 Box 17-3 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Big Bang approach
Option 2: Cultural Barriers