PHIL 347N Week 2 Discussion: Evidence-Based Arguments

PHIL 347N Week 2 Discussion: Evidence-Based Arguments

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 3, 4
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source


Initial Post Instructions

Evidence-based practice requires…evidence. The careful collection of evidence is the first job of every medical practitioner, not least the nurse, who has the most extensive and intimate contact with the patient. However, it does not stop with the nurse. Whatever your role – social worker, hospital administration, human services – whether your problem is the allocation of scarce resources, where to add or cut staff, or the treatment plan for a patient, you will need to present and defend your position in a clearly structured argument

For this discussion, address the following:

  • Explain how applying the methods of analyzing an argument can help you make and win your point.
  • As you collect and prepare to present your evidence-based argument, how might diagramming your findings be helpful in clearly and accurately conveying your findings?
  • Provide an example of how you might diagram your findings.