In a 4 to 5-page APA paper, you will explore this novel, weaving in the content you’ve learned in this course.  Use this novel to form your own thoughts on what it means to take care, understanding the complexities families face as a loved battle illness.

 

Title page and references page to not count in the page limit.  You may, but are not required, to use additional sources.  All work must be cited with parenthetical citations.

 

Rubric:

  Introduction

30 to >15 pts

Excellent

Introduction is original, fully-developed and details what is to come throughout the rest of the paper.

 

Summary of the novel

30 to >24 pts

Excellent

The author provides a succinct, accurate summary of the novel, demonstrating superior knowledge of the text and its major themes

Challenges faced by the caregiver/client

30 to >24 pts

Excellent

The author fully engages in a discussion of the challenges faced by both the caregiver and client. Using the novel as a backdrop, discusses the importance of a support network (family, friends, community) in the aging client.

 

Discussion of what it means to care

30 to >18 pts

Excellent

Discuss the meaning of the term “care,” citing specific examples from the text where the author and members of the community showed caring. Author relates this to their future nursing career and how they plan to incorporate what was learned into their practice.

 

Self reflection

30 to >24 pts

Excellent

The author reflects on their own feelings about the role we play in the care of aging parents. Should we put our own lives on hold to care for them? Discusses thoughts on care facilities, caregiver fatigue, personal beliefs and values.

 

Conclusion

30 to >0 pts

Excellent

Conclusion is original, fully-developed and summarizes the entire paper.

 

APA/Writing

20 to >13.33 pts

Excellent

Paper has no or minimal APA errors. Title page, references, and citations are used per APA guidelines. Paper has no or minimal typographical, spelling, or grammar errors. Page requirement met.