NU675-7D-LA Unit 12 Assignment – Clinical: Journal Reflection Herzing
Reflective Journal Instructions
You will create 7 entries for your Reflective Journal about a patient encounter. In the 7th entry, you will review the previous 6 entries and evaluate your progress in reflective practice over the course of the term. Each journal should be a minimum of 250 words.
The purpose of this reflective journal is self-reflection regarding the role in the process of self-reflection as a PMHNP provider. Through reflective practice, the student will evaluate their own emotional health and recognize one’s own feelings as well as one’s ability to monitor and manage those feelings. The point of the exercise is to learn yourself, your triggers, the types of cases you end up getting overly involved with, and those you’d rather refer to someone else. The idea is to be able to personally reflect on your behaviors/thoughts/decisions and how those impact you in the role of PMHNP.
Address the following items:
- For the following side effects, what are the options you can provide patients with?
- Think about the risk/benefit of stopping, switching, or adding medication.
- Explain the rationale for your decision:
- Weight gain
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Blunted affect
Use the appropriate APA formatting with a minimum of 2 references to support your work.