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UNCC100 A Piece Of Art And Personal Reflection In Relation To Trauma Assessment Task 3 Answer

UNCC100 ASSESSMENT TASK 3 (in two parts) 

Create a piece of work that relates themes from the Book of the Year, This is my Song (for example, racism, persecution, trauma ideas, hope etc.) to the CST principles. This may include articular  evens , characters or a community in the book. Examples of a creative work might be p • a diary entry; • a letter (to one of the central characters or to a community or to a government); • a short story; • a poem; • a piece of art; • a song (this is your song!) (up to 300 words or the equivalent of 1-2 pages long if it is a work of art) 2. Then write a personal reflection on the work that you have created, explaining the relationship between your created work, the Book of the Year and at least 2 or 3 principles of Catholic Social Thought (900 words).

Students who do not have a copy of the novel may focus on one or more of these excerpts, which highlight key themes from the novel (available through the reading list): pp.30-33 pp. 34-37; pp. 38-39; pp.77-79; pp.99-101; pp118-121; pp.216-217).

Readings for this assessment: The book, "This is my Song" is fundamental reading for this assessment; so too are the readings of the unit available to you via LEO. You may include wider or further reading if you wish. Please note that you are not required to read outside of the novel and reading lists in the unit in order to achieve a high distinction in this assessment task.


Part 1: a piece of art 

Letter to the government

2nd lane, Riser Street

17 October 2020  


The governor, 

Australian headquarters 

Subject- Trauma, mental health and including mental health professional for community care 


I am pleased to see that so many health promotion campaigns are in effect to mitigate mental health effect but intergenerational trauma remains a significant issue in Australia. In the context of Australia, this has a national healthcare system that provides healthcare facilities everywhere to cities and surrounding areas. The population in Australia are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, stress (depressive symptoms) and drug abuse, which measures for 15 per cent, 8 per cent and 4 per cent respectively in 2015 (Pelling, 2016). Nurses face many challenges with managing such mental disorder or depression and this contributes directly to other challenges such as suicide, illegal abuse, as well as reducing the quality of living that impacts the common good. 

A concern for health practitioners is ensuring a healthy social atmosphere and social support. A World Health Organisation (WHO) study reported that at least one-third of the more than 126,000 survey respondents in 27 different nations were traumatised (Fugate, 2018). Nurses play a crucial part in managing these problems when learning about emotional problems. As long as we are alive, trauma will be suffered in one form or the other by all beings. It is also clear that when a person is not psychologically well, he/she is unable to embrace the common good. Trauma-informed treatment (TIC) is one of the health treatment system interventions where nurses can assist clients by engaging with clients about their concern, empowering nurses with training in a non-judgmental manner that seeks to gain patients' interest that supports the patient's positive mental health outcome (Dubay et al., 2018). When the person's mental wellbeing is preserved, we would assume that the person can now experience a physical and mental standard of living that demonstrates the concept of the common good. 

To conclude, as a citizen and a nurse, It can be effective in reducing these problems in this world by collaborating with organisations who effectively seek to alleviate these social problems and can encourage governments to devise acceptable laws and strategies for the conditions that can cause certain mental disorders in people by maintaining their rights, independence and dignity and encouraging them to get common good.

Yours sincerely,


Part 2: Reflection

          The written piece of work relates to the theme of “trauma” as observed in the “this is my song” and efficiently describes the need for medical and clinical practice and involvement of healthcare professional in providing community support and care for people suffering from trauma. It is very evident that intergenerational trauma has a significant adverse impact on the life of the individual. In the book of the year "This is my song" the author has conveyed the story of the family divided into generations which showcases the effect of trauma that Rafael faces. The immensity and isolation of the Canadian landscape separate the family and offers a kind of security from the outside environment. The traumatic exposure that comes to Joe and Annie as such a disappointment after the death of Rafael has been already exposed to the user who is as an observer in a fortunate role. As a victim, the music that helped Rafael to live remains as part of the feeling of guilt he bears and he will not tolerate music in his house. 

          This book examines the effect of the horrific effects of the Holocaust on the following generations; perhaps also informs, they don't comprehend. The harm that secrecy can do is also explored by "This Is My Song". It is meaningful, it is and it drives intensely. Hence, we can say that trauma indeed had major effects on not just family but the following generations get impacted. And for such traumatic events in life, it is essential to follow common good for everyone such as professional support and care as described in the letter.  

          Further, the letter also relates to the social catholic thoughts such as common good, promotion of peace and participation. The CST theory shows and emphasizes on treating every human being on earth respectfully and with equal consideration and obtaining the common good. The "common good" is among the ideals of CST. Common good means that all the fundamental needs and wishes of all human beings are met by supporting one another in society (Soma & Vatn, 2019). In addition, only if an individual is fully satisfied and has all the needs met can common good be attained. For the common good, an individual must be physically, mentally, and socially fulfilled (Catholic University of Australia, 2017). Furthermore, since all causes are interconnected to one another, social good and trauma are indeed interlinked. For any circumstance such as losing someone loved, being harmed in an accident or disability or abuse or inability to meet wishes and rights, trauma can be serious or feeling inadequate. In addition, trauma, according to the nursing profession, has been the world's leading issue. 

            As per the principle of the common good, having a common and mutual aim within the society is essential in order to grow and progress. Society as a whole should step on, work to its full capacity, and increase the quality of living by understanding the demands of all and addressing all facets of society, including physical, mental and spiritual. The health of people in our culture is incredibly critical and therefore we should all have equal opportunity within our societies to live our lives to the fullest (Arbuckle, 2019). Hence, living a trauma-free life is good for oneself and the progress of society. Also, the nursing profession is at the forefront of priding support and care they can ensure justifiable support to every one person suffering from trauma and can help I achieving the common good for the society.  

           The next principle of CST applied in the piece of work is the promotion of peace. It is only possible to fulfil this concept by a collective, multinational approach. The fostering of peace must be sponsored from all sides and there must still be a good end in mind for all. Intergenerational trauma is the major issue that must be addressed in order for stability to be accomplished (Arbuckle, 2019). Despite differing viewpoints or modes of life, we should all try to be inclusive of others and all look to encourage harmony and compromise where possible.

           The next and the third principle that correlates with the theme trauma and piece of work is participation. The right to participate in the community in order to survive with a standard of life is encouraged by this theory. Possibilities such as employment, schooling and any government decisions impacting them should be made open to people who are disadvantaged or who are most at risk in our societies (Treleaven, 2018). Often, not all should be prevented from voicing oneself in multiple ways, such as faith, hope, health and political position. As trauma is the aspect that influences the quality of life of people, nurses may help monitor it further by upholding the concept of the common good that defines the well-being of all persons without any selfish benefit, mentally and emotionally. 

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