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the IRAC method. IRAC

The students are expected to summarize the facts of the case (what happened that led to the lawsuit and how it progressed through the courts) and prepare a case brief using the IRAC method. IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion) is an acronym for a method for summarizing legal opinions. The “Issue” is the question or problem that the court was addressing (this should be in a form of a question). The “Rule” is the rule or legal principle announced by the court’s holding. The “Analysis” is a brief summary of the court’s reasoning behind the ruling. This may include references to particular laws, policy implications, or other court cases. Finally, the “Conclusion” addresses the applicability of the holding to similar cases. Did the court limit the holding to certain facts or situations? Did the analysis leave room for change or were parameters clearly defined so that the rule is limited in application?
The students are expected to carefully read the assignment instructions, then thoroughly and explicitly address each component of the case summary and brief.
The submission should reflect higher-level cognitive processing (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation), which is essential for someone being prepared to serve in an operational capacity within the healthcare and related industry. To earn the maximum number of points, the submission should reflect graduate-level execution with clear evidence of critical thinking, synthesis of relevant information from credible sources, and clear mastery of the concepts necessary to successfully execute each component of the assignment. The submission should not exceed four (4) pages in length, excluding the title and reference list pages, and explicitly address all required components of this assignment. The document must be double-spaced, adhere to the APA writing style (7th ed.), and include at least three (3) references of credible or peer-reviewed sources to support any suppositions and recommendations. Finally, the document should be prepared as a Microsoft Word document and uploaded to Submit Assignment.