GRIEF & LOSS WRITTEN TASK
Application of grief & loss theory
(Objectives 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12)
This task requires you to apply TWO SPECIFIC theories on grief and loss to ONE of four narratives.
The second element of the task requires you to highlight three components of a biopsychosocial
assessment, relevant to the story teller. Information about access to these programs will be provided
in class and on Blackboard.
The four options are drawn from the Anh’s Brush with Fame series:
This task does not require you to describe the narrative in depth within your paper.
The paper requires you to discuss the application of grief and loss theory to the chosen narrative. In
your paper, you should demonstrate critical thinking in considering how the two or more theories:
• are relevant to the narrative,
• affect your understanding of the narrative, and
• mightpotentially influence your practice decisions with the person in the narrative
You should also comment on at least three
biopsychosocial influences on the person, as if you were conducting a biopsychosocial assessment
(referring to Harm’s framework provided in Week 2).
Yourpaper should then critically reflect on the potential social work role(s)
in relation to the narrative. It is important to note that the people in these narratives have not requested social work
intervention and their stories cross decades.
1. Clearly and succinctly identifies three biopsychosocial influences within narrative
2. Applies at least two specific grief and loss theories to the narrative to inform analysis
3. Demonstrates critical thinking about the role of social work
4. Uses a wide range of reading to support and inform analysis and discussion
5. Demonstrates clear structure, including introduction and conclusion, and accurate spelling,
grammar and referencing
Length: 2000 words