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Becoming an expert in nursing requires one to “return to” an incident or event (positive or negative) and reflect on the reasoning behind the decision-making. Through critical reflection, nurses become aware of their personal beliefs, feelings and knowledge that influence their actions.

The student is to choose an incident that occurred during the clinical day. The issue can be focused on the patient’s pathophysiology, education needs, psychosocial needs, socioeconomic conditions, or cultural/religious concerns. It can be an incident like a code blue, a procedure such as a dressing change, an interaction (positive or negative) with a family or staff member.

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Today I was able to get a patient (of my choosing) for my mental health rotation after reviewing and hearing during the morning rounds (in the consultation room) what each patient was there for, there age and why they were there or if they were being discharged. Afterward our instructor walked across the hall onto the psychiatric unit and she begin finding our patients asking if it was okay if a student nurse could talk to them in the television room. My patient was already in the television room and he agreed to sit and talk with me. At first when I sat with him I was slightly nervous and wasn’t sure how the conversation was going to go. He was very standoff and kept looking at the floor. He told me he was 42 years old and the reason he was there is because his father would not give him the car so he picked up a trashcan and threw it at him. He had a very calm demeanor with me while we sat and spoke. He informed me he a daughter who was 1 years old and her birthday was on March 24th and that was his only child and that he likes taking her to Mc Donald’s and her favorite food is 6 piece chicken nuggets and fries. He sated he has been with the mother now for 3 years but wasn’t sure if he wanted to marry her. He opened up to me about his past work history. He worked at Costco for 10 years stocking and before that for 3 years he worked for an auto company making parts. He also likes cooking, however he does not have a favorite dish. The patient has 2 younger brothers 12 and 16 and the 12 year old loves to play Fortnite online video game.

1. Paragraph 1: Describe the scenario (above I described the scenario)/pathophysiology.

2. Paragraph 2: What is the issue?

3. Paragraph 3: What does the evidence-based literature show? Regarding Psychosis

4. Paragraph 4: How does the evidence-based literature relate to my position as a nursing student?

5. This assignment is not a “diary” of events. Rather, the goal is to move away from superficial examination of interactions. Students will find the following questions helpful in framing their reflection.

Need Conclusion how do I feel now about the experience?