30 Jan How often have you read something and given it thought as to how this would impact your practice, or if in the situation, how would react?
How often have you read something and given it thought as to how this would impact your practice, or if in the situation, how would react? What would you have done differently if you were the nurse in the situation? There will be times in your nursing practice, no matter the setting, that you question if you are making the right decision, did you give the right medication, did you provide the appropriate and best intervention. Questioning your actions doesn’t make you a bad nurse or an unsafe nurse. But opening yourself up to the possibility of a different outcome if you chose a different action, those are the learning opportunities that will broaden your horizons, provide your perspective, and help you learn to be even better.
- Reflection makes all of us self-aware. It challenges us to think deeply about how we learn and why and why not.
- Reflection deepens ownership. When we reflect, we become sensitive to the personal connection that exists between ourselves, our learning, and our work. The more we consider these connections, the deeper they seem to become.
- Reflection makes things matter more.
- Reflection helps us get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
- Reflection helps us know ourselves better. It helps us sharpen our vision, so we can align our actions to it.
- Perhaps most importantly, reflection helps us advocate for ourselves and support others.
For your journal review assignment (15 points) you can choose to partner up with a classmate or family member. Oftentimes, being able to share your perspective and hear that of another, can spark good discussion. It’s that conversation and the exchange of perspective that we are trying to achieve throughout this assignment.
Instructions: You will need to find an OB/GYN or maternal child journal review within the last 5 years, from a scholarly source. After you read the article, complete the following discussion questions. It’s okay to have a different view than your partner, in fact, it will be better to have a different view than your partner. Type up your responses (APA for citations) to the following questions and submit to the appropriate drop box by February 13, 2024.
- Provide a summary of the content within your review (3 pts)
- Discuss legal and/or ethical considerations involving the care by the nurse or primary provider (3 pts)
- Provide any alternative treatments/medications/practices that could have or should have been considered to improve patient outcomes (3 pts)
- How did you feel when reading the article? What thoughts were provoked? (3 pts)
- If your partner had differing views than yourself, what conversations ensued? (3 pts)