Week 7 Assignment Final Assessment- Reflective Research Essay
This assignment will showcase your ability to integrate scholarly reference material into your analysis of literature related to healthcare.
(Points: 200; Due: Friday by 2/16/18 by 7pm) **
1. Please use first person point of view on this assignment. This means you can use I/me/my/we/our/us or he/she/it/they pronouns. Do not use you/your pronouns. Week 7 Assignment Final Assessment- Reflective Research Essay
2. Select from any of the assigned readings from this semester and create a 4-5 page (1000 – 1250 words) reflective essay with research included to support your main points. Select three or more literary works from weeks 1 through 7 that had a direct impact on you.
3. Consider these questions: how did each selection changed your understanding of the caregiver-patient relationship? How did each selection enhance your understanding of the role compassion plays in the caregiving role? How did each selection reveal the complex struggles patients face?
4. Please directly engage the text by providing short direct quotes from the reading and also add your own scholarly research in EACH supporting paragraph that highlights or emphasizes the literary element you are discussing. Remember to cite those passages using APA format. You will need to include an APA References page for your research sources and the literary sources you use in your paper. Do not quote large blocks of text. Limit yourself to one cited sentence for every 5 sentences of paragraph.
5. Use 2-3 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources for your research evidence. Wikipedia and general websites or blogs are not considered academic, scholarly sources. Remember to consult the Library for assistance if you have difficulty with your research sources.
Here is an Example of organization of your paper:
1. An Introduction that ends with a thesis statement. (Example: While Doe and Smith wrote powerful pieces, Jones demonstrated the type of healthcare provider I hope to become in his short story titled, “give title.” )
2. Supporting paragraphs 1 and 2: should focus on story or poem #1 with direct quotation of story to back up stance. Please have Research evidence included to back up thesis/main point.
3. Supporting paragraph 3: should focus on story or poem #2 with direct quotation of poem passages to back up stance . Please have Research evidence included to back up thesis/main point.
4. Supporting paragraph 4 and 5: should focus on poem #3 with direct quotation of poem passages to back up stance. Please have research evidence included to back up thesis/main point.
6. There should be a total of 7 paragraphs organized and explained above.
Hello there, Ive attached a few of the readings again. You have worked on ‘The Mother’ , ‘Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night’, ‘Cathedral’ and and those from week 7 which I just sent today. Please feel free to use any three of those, just no copy paste, please-new assignment. Thanks!
Reflective Research Essay: Understanding the Caregiver-Patient Relationship and the Role of Compassion
As a healthcare professional, I have come to appreciate the impact of literature on my understanding of the caregiver-patient relationship and the role of compassion in healthcare. In this reflective essay, I will discuss how three literary works from weeks 1 through 7 have impacted my understanding of these concepts. Specifically, I will analyze the works of Sylvia Plath’s “The Mother,” Robert Frost’s “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night,” and Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral.”
The first literary work that had a direct impact on me was Sylvia Plath’s “The Mother.” This poem presents a heart-wrenching account of a mother’s internal conflict of whether or not to love and protect her children or to abort them to avoid the potential pain they may face in the world. Plath’s use of vivid imagery and metaphors highlights the complexity of the caregiver-patient relationship. One passage that struck me was when the narrator says, “I am the arrow, the dew that flies / Suicidal, at one with the drive / Into the red / Eye, the cauldron of morning.” This passage reveals the mother’s internal struggle and her desire to protect her child from the pain of life. Furthermore, research has shown that maternal mental health can have a significant impact on child development and that mothers with depression or anxiety are more likely to experience difficulty bonding with their child (Field, 2010). Plath’s work highlights the complexity of the caregiver-patient relationship, and the emotional turmoil that a caregiver can face.
The second literary work that impacted my understanding of the caregiver-patient relationship was Robert Frost’s “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night.” This poem focuses on the complexities of aging and death and emphasizes the importance of living life to the fullest. Frost’s use of metaphors, such as “raging against the dying of the light,” emphasizes the importance of living life with dignity and purpose, even in the face of death. One quote that resonated with me was when the narrator says, “Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray. / Do not go gentle into that good night. / Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” This passage emphasizes the importance of a caregiver’s role in providing emotional support to patients and encouraging them to live with purpose, despite their condition. Furthermore, research has shown that social support can improve the quality of life of patients with chronic conditions and improve their ability to cope with stress (Uchino, 2006). Frost’s work highlights the role of compassion in the caregiver-patient relationship and the importance of emotional support.
The third literary work that impacted my understanding of the caregiver-patient relationship was Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral.” This short story presents a heart-warming account of a man’s transformation from a closed-minded and cynical individual to a compassionate and empathetic caregiver. The narrator’s initial negative attitude towards his wife’s blind friend reveals the common misconceptions and stereotypes associated with disabilities. However, as the story unfolds, the narrator becomes more compassionate and understanding, eventually leading him to help the blind man create a mental image of a cathedral. One passage that stood out to me was when the narrator says, “My eyes were still closed. I was in my house. I knew that. But I didn’t feel like I was inside anything. It was like I was part of everything I saw.” This passage highlights the transformative power of compassion and empathy, and how it can break down barriers between the caregiver and the patient. Furthermore, research has shown that healthcare professionals who demonstrate empathy and compassion can improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes (Kim et al., 2017). Carver’s work highlights