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This is your review and what follows is only a suggestion of ideas you may want to include.  Bolded items are a must

  • The review is to be concise and succinct. 
  • Reviews longer than 1000 words will not be accepted. 
  • Reviews of 500 words will be applauded and reviews of 300 words or less will be held as exemplars as long as they contain the necessary information and a thoughtful, insightful analysis. 
  • Follow APA format including a title page. 
  • Paragraphs should be organized in thought and be five to seven sentences in length. 
  • Review must contain 1 quote (from a scholarly, peer-reviewed article and/or your textbook) See rubric or instructor for further questions. 
  • Successful completion of this review is 100 points.  

Paragraph 1:  Thesis sentence (attention grabbing), name of the movie, and main theme or genre, (Place your review in the framework of the implications it has on healthcare that makes sense to your audience and alerts readers to your “take” on the movie).  In other words, review it as a nurse and let your audience know this context. Include the thesis of the movie (Description of the topic and overall perspective, argument or purpose) and your thesis about the movie.

Paragraph 2:  Summarize the movie concisely.   Remember, you only have 5-7 sentences here.   

Paragraph 3:  Critical assessment of the content (what was noteworthy, effectiveness or persuasiveness, how it enhanced (or not) your understanding of the issue).  Use tact in your criticism and evidence for your assertions.  You may use more paragraphs here but remember to make your point succinctly.

 Paragraph 4:  Discuss ethical principles (i.e. autonomy, justice, beneficience, nonmaleficence) and ethical approaches (i.e. deontology, utilitarianism) which were evident in the movie or relate to situations in the movie.

Paragraph 5: Conclusion:  Restate your thesis.  Include your recommendation as well as the audience it is best suited for.  Present a balanced argument about the movie’s value for the audience.  This may include a timeline, a venue, or a population type it may appeal to. You are entitled to express strong agreement or disagreement but remain professional in voicing your opinion.