Nurses use reflection to, mindfully and intentionally, examine our thought processes, actions, and behaviors in
order to better‐evaluate our patients’ outcomes. You have interviewed an individual, conducted a head to toe
physical assessment and identified at least two health teaching needs. You have also located within the
literature evidence‐based support for the teaching that will be used to address the individual’shealth education
needs. As you formulate your findings in writing within this assignment, it is time to turn your attention inward.
The final element of this assignment is to write a reflection that describes your experience.
1. Be sure your reflection addresses each of the following questions:
a. How did this assignment compare to what you’ve learned/expected?
b. What enablers or barriers to communication did you encounter when performing a health history
and physical exam? How could you overcome those barriers?
c. Were there any unanticipated challenges encountered during this assignment? ? What went well
with this assignment?
d. Was there information you wished you had available, but did not?
e. How will you alter your approach to a obtaining a health history and conducting a physical
examination the next time?