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There has been greater emphasis on writing based upon evidence from the literature using proper APA format. The goal of this strategy is help teach students how to speak and write in such a way as to increase their professional credibility. Reflect thoughtfully and deliberately on the learning of both the content listed below. Please answer the following questions and provide references that are not web sites. Thank you.

1. Why we use APA format?
2. The importance of using APA format.
3. Why do we use strategies and goals to speak and write in a way to increase professional credibility?
4. Analyze the provisions of the ACHE Code of Ethics in relation to own professional practice setting and the professional discipline of management.
5. Compare and contrast prevailing theories of moral development and ethical leadership.
6. Describe the process of making thoughtful decisions.
7. Describe the role of emotions in ethical decisions.
8. Describe critical thinking, collaboration, and respect for diverse opinions.
9. Analyze the relationship among the concepts of expertise, ethics, and professional status.

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1. One of the primary reasons that we utilize the APA format in the healthcare field as well as in other fields is due to the fact that this format allows us to present the essential facts or information, and eliminating unneeded and unnecessary information from the report etc. Another reason that we utilize the APA format is due to the fact that this format provides us with a new methodology by which to accurately describe events and/or individuals, in a manner that will be easily discernible to the readers of our writing. The APA format also allows others to be able to quickly analyze or scan information in order to be able to ascertain the important or key points in an expeditious manner.

2. Utilizing APA format is very important, due to the fact that it helps to validate you as an educated and thoughtful communicator to potential employers and other individuals. Utilizing APA format is also very important due to the fact that this format allows for there to be a great deal of uniformity in the manner in which reports and other important literature are presented within the scientific world, as well as within other areas of academia. The APA format allows there to be concise and focused writing that ensures that the key points are the most emphasized aspects of the writing, which helps to hold the interest of the readers, as well as ensure that they get the information that they were seeking to obtain when they started reading the information or report.

3. We utilize strategies and goals to speak and write in a ...

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