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Evidence-Based Practice Paper Rubric
Topic: Depression with the Elderly
Please make sure to follow the example paper attached
Paper should address the following:
Presentation of treatment evidence regarding issue
Reliability and Validity of past research considered
Research designs of evidence evaluated
Statistical methods used evaluated
Identification of effective treatment strategies/approaches
Identification of ineffective approaches
Identification of areas for future research related to treatment of topic issue
Quality of sources
Please follow these instructions.
You will need to base your paper on at least 10 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources published within the last ten years. The majority of these sources must be scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles. The paper will need to be written in APA format and will have a length requirement of at least 8 pages of content (not including title page, abstract, references, and any appendices). The paper will begin with an introduction of the issue you have selected as your focus, the etiology of the disorder and the DSM diagnostic criteria. The majority of your paper will focus on the treatment literature. The goal is to evaluate treatment strategies and identify best practices for treatment based on scholarly, peer-reviewed evidence. You will need to consider which treatments are most effective as well as discuss ineffective approaches. You will conclude your paper with an identification of areas for future research related to treatment of your topic issue. You are expected to use what you have learned about various research methodologies, issues of reliability and validity, and statistical techniques in your evaluation of relevant research. Please see the EvidenceBased Practice paper grading rubric for specifics on the evaluation criteria for the paper. This paper will be worth 300 points.