Lincoln, Ch. 3 & 4;
Ch. 3 Who lives here…works here…? What is the demographic make-up of your community? Is this a change from ten or twenty years ago? Do you have an immigrant or refugee population?
Immigrants in your community Who are the immigrants in your community? What ways does it challenge you to care for this population? What resources are available…for you…for your patients? Has your organization provided you with continuing education programs about caring for diverse populations?
List your first positive and negative thoughts after reading each one: African American- college- male- dreadlocks Asian- math- herbs- driving White- pregnant- poverty- alone Native American- overweight- casino- pride Woman- executive- African American- new Elderly- new hire- thrifty- organized
On the scale of 1-5…where are you on the river…? In the clinical setting: 1 2 3 4 5 In the staff meeting: 1 2 3 4 5 At the supermarket: 1 2 3 4 5 At the family gathering: 1 2 3 4 5
Summary: The purpose of the weekly reflective journal exercises is to allow for analysis, synthesis and evaluation of nursing theory using guided questions. Reflection has been referred to as a process that happens internally, privately or in isolation (Hill & Watson, 2011). Also a useful definition of reflection has been referred to as the examination of an issue of concern, as a consequence of experience, creating clarity and meaning in terms of self, and which results in a change of perspective ( Boyd & Fales, 1983).
Directions: Complete the Reflective Journal questions presented in your Lincoln (Weeks 1-6) and Dayer-Berenson (Weeks 6-8) text as defined in the course outline. Post the responses to the questions in the D2L dropbox.