Every nation keeps a record of the number of deaths and the causes of death with
Every nation keeps a record of the number of deaths and the causes of death within a given period as part of its vital statistics. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to record death is of great importance.
In addition to your textbook, refer to the following article for guidance:
The Leading Causes of Death in the United States for 2020
Use this template to complete the assignment: Unit 1 template
Write a vital statistics report that answers the following questions:
What are the 10 leading causes of death in the United States in 2020?
How many of these deaths were due to COVID-19?
How did you feel about people dying at that alarming rate?
From your readings, what are some of the common signs and physiological symptoms of a dying person?
How can a healthcare provider use the knowledge of death and dying to provide appropriate care for a dying elderly person?
Deliverable Requirements: A 3-page report citing at least 3 sources in APA format
Submitting your assignment in APA format means that, at a minimum, you will need the following:
Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
Length: There should be at least 3 pages.
Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person.
Body: This begins on the page following the title and abstract pages and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-point Times New Roman or 12-point Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 3 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. Using a variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format and use appropriate spacing, hanging indents, italics, and uppercase and lowercase for the type of resource used. Remember that the reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.