Developmental Aspects of Grief Essay

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Assessment Description

In an essay (750-1,000 words), address the following prompts:

Citing two to five scholarly sources in addition to the textbook, explain developmental aspects of grief and bereavement for two of the following life stages:

  1. Childhood
  2. Adolescence
  3. Young Adulthood
  4. Middle adulthood
  5. Older adulthood

Describe the developmental stage that you believe has the most difficulty dealing with death and grieving. Explain why this stage has more difficulty than the others.

Explain why it is important for mental health workers to know the significance of culture and spirituality within stages of development.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Rubric Criteria

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Grief and Bereavement

30 points

Criteria Description

In an essay of (750-1,000 words), address the following: Explain developmental aspects of grief and bereavement for two of the listed life stages.

  1. Target

30 points

Essay expertly explains developmental aspects of grief and bereavement for two of the listed life stages. Explanation is comprehensive and insightful.

  1. Acceptable

26.1 points

Essay clearly explains developmental aspects of grief and bereavement for two of the listed life stages. Explanation is strong, showing sound analysis.

  1. Approaching

23.7 points

Essay adequately explains developmental aspects of grief and bereavement for two of the listed life stages. Explanation is limited.

  1. Insufficient

22.2 points

Essay Insufficiently explains developmental aspects of grief and bereavement for two of the listed life stages. Explanation is weak and missing evidence to support claims.

  1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Essay omits or incompletely explains developmental aspects of grief and bereavement for two of the listed life stages.

Developmental Stage

20 points

Criteria Description

Describe the developmental stage that you believe has the most difficulty dealing with death and grieving. Explain why this stage has more difficulty than the others.

  1. Target

20 points

Essay expertly describes the developmental stage that has the most difficulty dealing with death and grieving. Explanation of why the stage has more difficulty is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims.

  1. Acceptable

17.4 points

Essay clearly describes the developmental stage that has the most difficulty dealing with death and grieving. Explanation of why the stage has more difficulty is strong with sound analysis and appropriate evidence to support claims.

  1. Approaching

15.8 points

Essay adequately describes the developmental stage that has the most difficulty dealing with death and grieving. Explanation of why the stage has more difficulty is limited and lacks some evidence to support claims.

  1. Insufficient

14.8 points

Essay Insufficiently describes the developmental stage that has the most difficulty dealing with death and grieving. Explanation of why the stage has more difficulty is weak and missing evidence to support claims.

  1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Essay omits or incompletely describes the developmental stage that has the most difficulty dealing with death and grieving. Does not explain why this stage has more difficulty than the others.

Culture and Spirituality

20 points

Criteria Description

Explain why it is important for mental health workers to know the significance of culture and spirituality within stages of development.

  1. Target

20 points

Essay expertly explains why it is important for mental health workers to know the significance of culture and spirituality within stages of development. Explanation is comprehensive and insightful with relevant evidence to support claims.

  1. Acceptable

17.4 points

Essay clearly explains why it is important for mental health workers to know the significance of culture and spirituality within stages of development. Explanation is strong with sound analysis and appropriate evidence to support claims.

  1. Approaching

15.8 points

Essay adequately explains why it is important for mental health workers to know the significance of culture and spirituality within stages of development. Explanation is limited and lacks some evidence to support claims.

  1. Insufficient

14.8 points

Essay Insufficiently explains why it is important for mental health workers to know the significance of culture and spirituality within stages of development. Explanation is weak and missing evidence to support claims.

  1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Essay omits or incompletely explains why it is important for mental health workers to know the significance of culture and spirituality within stages of development.

Thesis, Position, or Purpose

7 points

Criteria Description

Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience.

  1. Target

7 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is persuasively developed throughout and skillfully directed to a specific audience.

  1. Acceptable

6.09 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is clearly communicated throughout and clearly directed to a specific audience.

  1. Approaching

5.53 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is adequately developed. An awareness of the appropriate audience is demonstrated.

  1. Insufficient

5.18 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is discernable in most aspects but is occasionally weak or unclear. There is limited awareness of the appropriate audience.

  1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is not discernible. No awareness of the appropriate audience is evident.

Development, Structure, and Conclusion

8 points

Criteria Description

Advances position or purpose throughout writing; conclusion aligns to and evolves from development.

  1. Target

8 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is coherently and cohesively advanced throughout. The progression of ideas is coherent and unified. A convincing and unambiguous conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

  1. Acceptable

6.96 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is logically advanced throughout. The progression of ideas is coherent and unified. A clear and plausible conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

  1. Approaching

6.32 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is advanced in most aspects. Ideas clearly build on each other. Conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

  1. Insufficient

5.92 points

Limited advancement of thesis, position, or purpose is discernable. There are inconsistencies in organization or the relationship of ideas. Conclusion is simplistic and not fully aligned to the development of the purpose.

  1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

No advancement of the thesis, position, or purpose is evident. Connections between paragraphs are missing or inappropriate. No conclusion is offered.

Evidence

5 points

Criteria Description

Selects and integrates evidence to support and advance position/purpose; considers other perspectives.

  1. Target

5 points

Comprehensive and compelling evidence is included. Multiple other perspectives are integrated effectively.

  1. Acceptable

4.35 points

Specific and appropriate evidence is included. Other perspectives are integrated.

  1. Approaching

3.95 points

Relevant evidence that includes other perspectives is used.

  1. Insufficient

3.7 points

Evidence is used but is insufficient or of limited relevance. Simplistic explanation or integration of other perspectives is present.

  1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Evidence to support the thesis, position, or purpose is absent. The writing relies entirely on the perspective of the writer.

Mechanics of Writing

5 points

Criteria Description

Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.

  1. Target

5 points

No mechanical errors are present. Skilled control of language choice and sentence structure are used throughout.

  1. Acceptable

4.35 points

Few mechanical errors are present. Suitable language choice and sentence structure are used.

  1. Approaching

3.95 points

Occasional mechanical errors are present. Language choice is generally appropriate. Varied sentence structure is attempted.

  1. Insufficient

3.7 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors are present. Inconsistencies in language choice or sentence structure are recurrent.

  1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Errors in grammar or syntax are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect language choice or sentence structure errors are found throughout.

Format/Documentation

5 points

Criteria Description

No errors in formatting or documentation are present. Selectivity in the use of direct quotations and synthesis of sources is demonstrated.

  1. Target

5 points

No errors in formatting or documentation are present. Selectivity in the use of direct quotations and synthesis of sources is demonstrated.

  1. Acceptable

4.35 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used with only minor errors.

  1. Approaching

3.95 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used, although there are some obvious errors.

  1. Insufficient

3.7 points

Appropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing. Frequent errors in documentation of sources are evident.

  1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Appropriate format is not used. No documentation of sources is provided.

Total100 points

 

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