Use the GCU library or other academic datatbase to locate two peer-reviewed articles on your chosen topic. The articles should argue opposite sides of the controversy.
In 1,250-1,500 words:
- Briefly explain the claims of both articles as well as the background of the controversy and how it became controversial. Including how historical perspectives and theories add to the controversy.
- Examine the evidence given in the articles and explain which article creates a stronger argument.
- Identify any logic fallacies that exist in both and explain what makes them logic fallacies (For a list of logical fallacies, follow this link ).
- Describe why the article’s argument is stronger than the other. Give examples from both. Include how current perspectives and theories support your rationale.
- Describe how the controversy you chose is applicable and significant to the world.
Use five to six scholarly references to support your claims.
Why use kangaroo care with preterm infants? Preterm infants often have difficulty coordinating their breathing and heart rate, and the close physical contact with the parent provided by kangaroo care can help stabilize the preterm infant’s heartbeat, temperature, and breathing (Boundy & others, 2016; Cho & others, 2016; Park & others, 2014). Preterm infants who experience kangaroo care also gain more weight than their counterparts who are not given this care (Faye & others, 2016). Also, a recent study discovered that preterm infants who experienced kangaroo care for 16 weeks had more complex electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns, which reflects neurological maturation) at 40 weeks of age than preterm infants who did not receive kangaroo care (Kaffashi & others, 2013).
And a recent study demonstrated the positive long-term benefits of kangaroo care (Feldman, Rosenthal, & Eidelman, 2014). In this study, maternal-newborn kangaroo care with preterm infants was linked to better respiratory and cardiovascular functioning, sleep patterns, and cognitive functioning from 6 months to 10 years of age. Further, a recent study in the United Kingdom found that the use of kangaroo care in neonatal units resulted in substantial cost savings mainly because of its reduction in diseases such as gastroenteritis and colitis (Lowson & others, 2016). And in another recent study, kangaroo care significantly reduced the amount of crying and improved heart rate stability in preterm infants (Choudhary & others, 2016).