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Critical Reflection
The Critical Reflection is worth 50% of your final mark. It is a 1500-word +/- 10% written assignment that brings together insights from across the three modules in this subject.
Due: Wednesday 1 April 2022, 5:00pm
Submission: Via Turnitin
Referencing: APA 7th
Assessment details
This assessment is designed for you to critically reflect on and demonstrate your understanding of the barriers and enablers to recovery-oriented and trauma-informed practice.
The assignment asks you to focus on ONE of the following key issues in health services that have been identified by people with lived experience and health professionals as a barrier to recovery-oriented and trauma informed care and practice:
1. Re-traumatisation of people with lived experience in mental health services e.g. via coercive practices
2. Lack of choice and voice of people with lived experience in mental health services
Once you have chosen an issue to focus on, you will need to search for literature on the topic - you can also use literature listed in this subject. Make sure you also read study guide 3 and watch lectures in week 5 and 6 to understand key concepts related to this assessment.
Structure your assignment using the following headings, and consider the suggested word limits as guides (the total word limit is 1500 +/- 10%):
Introduction. Introduction to the topic you are focusing on and what you will cover (suggested 100 words)
Summary of the Issue. This is a critical summary and should show your understanding of why this issues is considered a barrier to recovery-oriented and trauma-informed practice by people with lived experience, health professionals and researchers. You will need to draw on literature for your critique. You can use literature from the subject as well as literature you have found through your own searches. You are demonstrating your comprehension of the issue and impact on on recovery-oriented and trauma-informed practice (Suggested 300 words)
Critical review of best practice. Critically discuss best practice in regard to your chosen issue. You will need to draw on literature for your critique from the subject and your own searchers. You are demonstrating you ability to critically discuss best practice in regard to the issue you have chosen. Remember, to critique something does not necessarily mean to find flaws in it, engaging critically with an idea means reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of approaches. You need to build an argument and take a position on best practice based on your critical review. This should be evidence based, which can include drawing on quantitative, mixed method and qualitative studies. Although quantitative studies might be considered more rigorous, qualitative studies can provide an important discussion of best practice as determined by people with lived experience or health professionals. (Suggest 450 words)
Statement summary of best practice. You need to make a one-two sentence summary statement of your position on best practice based on your critical review. In the previous section, you may have argued for several strengths and weaknesses to different approaches, however your assignment needs to focuses on just one approach. (Suggested 50 words max)
Reflecting on barriers and enablers. In this section, you need to critically reflect on other potential barriers and enablers to best practice that you have stated. Explore the extent to which best practice approaches are impacted by barriers and key ways forward, including, in your view, what would be enablers to recovery-oriented and trauma-informed practice. This section needs to draw on literature from the subject and from your own searches. Remember, you need to reference all your ideas. Draw on literature rather than lectures and study guides. However, you may find that lectures and study guides support your thinking or list sources that are useful. Again, do not make a series (or list) of points, we are asking you to write an argument about the extent of the barriers and possible solutions (enablers). (Suggested 500 words)
Conclusion. Sum up, explain the key issues identified, your position on best practice and your reflection on barriers and enablers to best practice. Your conclusion should not introduce new material (Suggested 100 words)
Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary of the Issue
Does the section provide an evidence-based critical discussion of the topic and develop an argument for why this is of importance for recovery-oriented and trauma-informed practice? 20 to 17.0 pts
Excllent
Exemplary critical discussion of the topic and development of a nuanced argument that is insightful and evidence based, including engagement with lived experience perspectives. 17 to 14.0 pts
Accomplished
Accomplished critical discussion of the topic and development of a clear argument that is evidence based, including engagement with lived experience perspectives. 14 to 11.0 pts
Proficient
Proficient critical discussion of the topic and development of a clear argument that is evidence based, including engagement with lived experience perspectives. The section is however quite descriptive and/or relies on minimal evidence. 11 to 8.0 pts
Developing
Minimal critical discussion of the topic and development of an argument or engagement with lived experience perspectives. The section is fairly descriptive and/or hard to follow and/or demonstrates minimal engagement with the literature. 8 to 0 pts
Needs work
There is little to no critical discussion of the topic and/or use of evidence. The ideas are hard to follow.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Review of Best Practice
Does the section critically evaluate best practice in regard to the chosen topic? Does is develop a coherent argument that is convincing and evidence based? 30 to 25.5 pts
Excellent
Excellent critical review that builds a coherent and evidence based argument for best practice/s, which is nuanced, succinct, convincing and well structured. 25.5 to 21.0 pts
Accomplished
Accomplished critical review that builds a coherent and evidence based argument for best practice/s, which is clear and convincing and well structured. 21 to 16.5 pts
Proficient
Proficient critical review that builds an argument for best practice/s, which is well structured although descriptive at times and/or with limited evidence provided 16.5 to 12.0 pts
Developing
Critical review shows evidence of engagement with the topic but is mostly descriptive and/or relies on minimal evidence 12 to 0 pts
Needs work
Critical review shows minimal understanding or engagement and/or evidence for ideas put forward
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStatement of Best Practice
Does this section provide a clear and succinct statement that settles on a best practice point that relates to previous arguments made? 5 to 4.25 pts
Exellent
Excellent, clear and well structured statement that is related to evidence provided in the previous section 4.25 to 3.5 pts
Accomplished
Clear statement that is related to evidence provided in the previous section 3.5 to 2.75 pts
Proficient
The statement is somewhat difficult to follow and/or it is not clear what best practice point is being focused on and/or it is only vaguely related to evidence provided in the previous section 2.75 to 2.0 pts
Developing
The statement is hard to follow, and/or the best practice point is unclear and/or the point is unrelated to evidence provided in the previous section 2 to 0 pts
Needs work
The statement is unclear, hard to follow and appears to be unrelated to the previous section
5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReflecting on Barriers and Enablers
Does this section critically reflect on potential barriers and enablers to the best practice that has been identified? Is the discussion evidence based and argue for a convincing way forward? 30 to 27.0 pts
Excellent
Excellent critical reflection that provides a convincing, evidence based discussion of key (not all) barriers and enablers to best practice, and advances a nuanced argument for ways forward in real-world practice. 27 to 21.0 pts
Accomplished
Well written critical reflection that provides an evidence based discussion of key (not all) barriers and enablers to best practice, and advances a convincing argument for ways forward in real-world practice. 21 to 15.0 pts
Proficient
Proficient critical reflection that provides an evidence based discussion of key barriers and enablers to best practice, and a somewhat convincing argument for ways forward in real-world practice. It is however somewhat descriptive and/or does not draw sufficiently on the evidence and/or attempts to deal with too many barriers and enablers 15 to 7.5 pts
Developing
The critical reflection provides some discussion of key barriers and enablers to best practice, and a some ideas for ways forward in real-world practice. However, it is mostly descriptive and/or list like and/or does not draw sufficiently on the evidence and/or attempts to deal with too many barriers and enablers 7.5 to 0 pts
Needs work
The critical reflection does not provide a convincing evidence based discussion of barriers and enablers to best practice, and/or does not provide a clear argument for ways forward in real-world practice. The section is poorly structured with a lack of evidence, and may try to list ideas rather than make a coherent arguement
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction, Conclusion, Structure and referencing
Does the introduction provide an overview of the topic and signposting? Does the conclusion draw key arguments together? Is the piece logically structured and clearly referenced - with correct APA referencing? 15 to 12.75 pts
Excellent
The critical reflection is engaging and has all the key components clearly presented in a logical and coherent structure that flows well. The introduction provides an clear and interesting overview and the conclusion draws the arguments together in an comprehensive way. References are provided in-text and in a reference list in the correct format. 12.75 to 10.5 pts
Accomplished
The critical reflection has all the key components clearly presented in a logical structure. The introduction provides a clear overview and the conclusion draws the arguments together in an interesting way. References are provided in-text and in a reference list in the correct format. 10.5 to 8.25 pts
Proficient
The critical reflection has most of the key components presented in a reasonable logical and coherent structure that flows well. The critical reflection has all the key components clearly presented in a logical and coherent structure that flows well. The introduction provides an overview and the conclusion draws some points together. References are provided in-text and in a reference list in the correct format. 8.25 to 6.0 pts
Developing
The critical reflection has some problems with the structure that flow. The introduction and conclusion may or may not provide an overview or draw key points together. References may or may not be provided in-text and in a reference list may or may not be in the correct format. 6 to 0 pts
Needs work
The critical reflection has significant problems with structure and flow. The introduction and conclusion may be hard to follow. References may or may not be provided in-text and in a reference list may or may not be in the correct format.
15 pts
Total Points: 100