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For this Journal Assignment watch the Virtual Clinical Meeting and complete the
Place Journal Report
What is Journaling
Journaling is a tool to assist you to develop appropriate clinical judgments by reflecting on your
clinical practice, own behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. You will be required to submit three
journal entries using one of the statements noted below. You may only use a statement once
during the course. The required journal entries are intended to be a guided resource to help you
learn from your clinical experiences. It will only be as useful as you make it for yourself.
Complete the journal entry and submit to your clinical faculty within 48 hours of your clinical
experience. It is very important to complete the journal as soon as possible after the clinical
experience is completed for the week. Submit the entry each week via email to your clinical
faculty. Given thought and honest self-evaluation, your journal will help guide you in your
learning. Each journal entry should be at least four paragraphs, typed, double-spaced, with
correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Ideas should be organized and clearly
The student must watch the video at the link
The first paragraph should give a summary
Give a summary of the patient condition, complications, and treatment plan
Explain the pathophysiology of the disease
Describe the patients clinical status including assessment findings
What type of medications, intake and output, and diet would be best for this patient. In
your answer explain why you would recommendations and diet would be recommended
6. Analyze how the diagnostic findings for this patient would influence overall fluid balance
and cardiac function
2.This a “thinking out loud” process that deals with reasons, motives, and interpretation of your
experience. Emotional responses are very telling so it is important to analyze how the situation
made you feel. Some questions to think about when answering the analysis section are:
How the patient situation make you feel?
What were you thinking while thinking of the care of the patient?
What new things did you learn?
In what way has this experience challenged your assumptions, prejudices, or biases?
3.In the third paragraph you need to reflect on your analysis and self-assessment. You want to
determine the WHY. You might want to begin with “In retrospect I realize or When looking
back I recognize that” Consider answering the following in this paragraph:
How did this event impact you?
This has taught me...
4.Finally you want to improve your nursing practice. Look to the future and determine how you
can use what you learned and incorporate it into your personal life or nursing practice. Utilize
these questions when developing this paragraph:
How will you use the knowledge gained in the future?
When a circumstance like this occurs again I will...?
How will this experience alter your future behavior, attitudes, or career?