Write a paper (1,250-1,750 words) describing the approach to care of cancer. In addition, include the following in your paper:
- Describe the diagnosis and staging of cancer.
- Describe at least three complications of cancer, the side effects of treatment, and methods to lessen physical and psychological effects.
- Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the
rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
Approach to Care
|1 Unsatisfactory 0-72% 0.00%||2 Less Than Satisfactory 72-75% 75.00%||3 Satisfactory 76-79% 79.00%||4 Good 80-89% 89.00%||5 Excellent 90-100% 100.00%|
|30.0 %Explanation of the Diagnosis and Staging of Cancers is Provided.||An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is not provided.||An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided but is missing relevant information.||An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided that meets the assignment criteria.||An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided that is offered in a detailed manner.||An explanation of the diagnosis and staging of cancers is provided that is offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking.|
|20.0 %At Least Three Complications of Cancer are Identified With Comprehensive Discussion of Available Treatments.||Less than three complications of cancer are identified.||At least three complications of cancer are identified but lacking a comprehensive discussion of available treatments.||At least three complications of cancer are identified with a comprehensive discussion of available treatments.||More than three complications of cancer are identified with a comprehensive discussion of available treatments.||More than three complications of cancer are identified with a comprehensive discussion of available treatments, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking.|
|30.0 %Provides Recommendations to Address Physiological and Psychological Side Effects of Care.||Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are lacking.||Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are missing relevant information.||Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care meet the assignment criteria.||Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are offered in a detailed manner.||Recommendations to address physiological and psychological side effects of care are offered in a detailed manner, while demonstrating higher level or critical thinking.|
|15.0 %Organization and Effectiveness|
|5.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose||Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.||Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.||Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.||Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.||Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.|
|5.0 %Paragraph Development and Transitions||Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.||Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.||Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.||A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.||There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.|
|5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)||Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.||Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.||Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.||Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.||Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.|
|2.0 %Paper Format (1- inch margins; 12-point-font; double-spaced; Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier)||Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.||Template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.||Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.||Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.||All format elements are correct.|
|3.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment)||No reference page is included. No citations are used.||Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.||Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.||Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and GCU style is usually correct.||In-text citations and a reference page are complete. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.|
|100 %Total Weightage|
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