An annotated bibliography is a crucial tool in the concept analysis process, as it allows for the review and evaluation of articles related to the chosen concept. In this case, the concept of focus is grief. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to provide a summary and assessment of two articles that are relevant to the concept of grief.
For this assignment, one of the articles must have an empirical referent of grief. An empirical referent is a measurable or observable component that is associated with the concept being studied. An example of an empirical referent of grief is the use of assessment tools such as the Texas Revised Inventory of Grief, the Enright Forgiveness Inventory, or the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, as seen in the article by Martincekova and Klatt (2017).
Each annotated bibliography should consist of two to three paragraphs. It is important to write the summary and assessment in your own words, avoiding the use of the article’s abstract. This ensures that you have a thorough understanding of the article’s content and can demonstrate your critical thinking skills.
When selecting articles for your annotated bibliography, it is crucial to choose those that are at a graduate level and from academic/professional level journals. Articles from introductory nursing journals should not be used for this assignment, as they may not provide the depth and rigor required for graduate level work.
Additionally, the annotated bibliography should be written according to the guidelines of the 6th edition. It is recommended to refer to the APA style guide for specific formatting details and examples. There is an example of an annotated bibliography for a book titled “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America” by Barbara Ehrenreich provided on the website, which can serve as a helpful reference.
By following these guidelines, you will be able to effectively complete your annotated bibliography on the concept of grief. It is important to keep in mind that the purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to critically analyze and evaluate scholarly articles, while also showcasing your understanding of the concept of grief.