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Journaling (Post clinical activity)

Learning Activity

Students will be required to write a reflective journal after

their clinical day addressing how the student adapted
assessment to meet the needs of the client. This must address
how their assessment changed across the lifespan and also
based upon different cultures. Students can reflect on how they
may feel that they would change their assessment accordingly
to fit the needs of the client and must provide on example from
clinical describing a time they changed their health assessment
routine to meet the needs of the client.
Cognitive (identify level): analyzing, evaluation

Domain of Learning Affective: organization, responding, valuing

(Blooms Taxonomy
Psychomotor: n/a

At the completion of this learning activity, the learner will:
Learning Objective(s)
1. Value the important of the adaption of health
assessment to meet the needs of the client across the
2. Be prepared to provide holistic health assessment with
cultural competence in mind

Preparation Required
by Teacher/Facilitator and
Materials Needed

There is no preparation required by the teacher aside from

setting up guidelines for the reflective journaling entry.

Time Allotted


Learning Styles
Addressed by Activity

Verbal, solitary

How is content connected Clinical reflection allows for the student to analyze what they
to prior learning?
have learned and how they have taken this knowledge into the
clinical setting. Students can then ponder how they behaved in
the clinical setting, what they did well and what may need
improvement. In order to complete this reflection the student
must have used the skills they have learned in regards to
communication to complete a holistic health assessment with
a client.
Reflective Debriefing Facilitator will provide the student with a comment in response
with Learners (postto their reflection.
learning activity) How will
it be accomplished?
Evaluation of Learning Learning will be a evaluated by a grading rubric that assesses
(How will it be
whether or not the student meets the requirements of the
Teacher Reflection

This activity is a good fit for post-clinical to ensure students

are using their communication skills and skills related to
(justify choice of learning holistic health assessment to complete these assessments in the
activity and good fit for
clinical setting. Students must demonstrate that they can
the identified learning exhibit cultural competence when caring for a patient and also
that they can adjust their assessment accordingly across the
lifespan. Reflection is a wonderful tool because it forces
students to think about what they have learned and what they
have done, therefore fostering deeper learning to occur.