For this option, you will select a health and human services topic of interest and prepare a research paper based on this topic. You will identify a theory or theoretical perspective that offers insight or explanation regarding your chosen topic and present the results of your literature-based research, offering conclusions and/or recommendations. For example, you may want to research current trends in health and human services leadership, and offer recommendations for leadership approaches that would be effective in health and human services organizations today. Or you may want to explore the major challenges health and human services professionals face in delivering services to a chosen population offering recommendation on how they should be addressed.

In your Research Paper you will

  • Identify the selected health a human services topic.
  • Identify a theory or theoretical perspective that explains your topic.
  • Present the results of your literature review.
  • Draw conclusions and/or make recommendations that address problems in your topic.