Self-constructs (20 marks)
• Choose a topic that conflicts your private (personal) and public values and beliefs.
• Write a paragraph introducing the topic including why you have chosen it.
• Drawing upon the literature in the assessment 1 folder (and further literature from reputable sources for higher marks) reflect on your beliefs about the topic you have chosen in relation to the Johari window and self-awareness.
• Finish the paper by discussing the implications nurse's values and beliefs can have on their nursing practice and the quality of care they provide for their patients and the value of continually interrogating own values and beliefs.
Criterion Well Developed Developed Developing Unsatisfactory Total
Introduces the topic and its personal significance
Approx. 100 words The description of the topic is concise, and the rationale indicates that the chosen topic will challenge the student to reconcile their public and private, values and beliefs.
(4) The topic is described concisely, and the personal significance is rationalised.
(3) The topic has been introduced however, the description of the topic and/or the rationale is vague.
(2) The topic and rationale have been poorly explained.
Discusses the conflict between private and public self and how this might be reconciled in relation to selfawareness utilizing the Johari Window. Approx. 300 words There is a sensitive exploration of the public and personal self, an excellent understanding of self-awareness and how the Johari window can be utilized to improve self-awareness. .
(7 – 8) There has been a sincere effort to explore the public and private self. Literature has been used to explore self-awareness and understand how the Johari Window can be the context in which to explore this.
(5 – 6) There has been a superficial effort to explore the public and private self, self-awareness and the Johari Window.
(3 -4) There is a distinct lack of effort to reflect on the public and private self, self-awareness and the Johari Window and/or this section is unreferenced.
Articulates the implications for nursing practice of nurses reflecting on their values and beliefs.
Approx. 100 words The positive and negative consequences for nursing practice, of nurses imposing their own values and beliefs are discussed, skillfully incorporating literature. The value of reflection on values and beliefs is highlighted.
(4) There is recognition that nurses reflecting on their own beliefs and values can enhance the provision of nursing care. This section is referenced.
(3) Nurses reflecting on their own beliefs and values and how this can enhance the provision of nursing care has been mentioned however,
discussion is superficial and/or poorly paraphrased from the provided text.
(2) The connotations for nursing practice of nurses reflecting on their own values and beliefs is poorly articulated and/or this section is unreferenced.
Demonstration of effective written communication that adheres to the conventions of academic writing. Very well written with proper grammar, paragraph and sentence structure. Arguments are insightful. Cited sources are integrated flawlessly into the text and included in the full reference list. All claims requiring references are referenced. In-text citations and the reference list are formatted according to Harvard UTS. All references are from reputable sources. At least two additional references are provided from reputable sources to support
the discussion (4) Cited sources are integrated into the text. Each reference appears in a final reference list formatted according to Harvard UTS. There may be minor errors in either the citation and/or referencing formatting. All references are from reputable sources.
(3) The essay has captured most of the main ideas however, the standard of writing detracts from the readers understanding. Cited sources are integrated into the text. References appear in a final reference list formatted according to Harvard UTS. There is a superficial attempt to reference and/or there are major errors in either the citation and/or referencing formatting.
(2) The essay is poorly written. There are less than 3 references integrated into the text and/or sources are mostly web based and not from scholarly literature and/or there are major formatting issues that imply the student has made no attempt to follow Harvard UTS formatting.