This week’s discussion reflects on the end-of-life topics covered in the lesson. Remember to answer the questions thoroughly and converse with your peers. (this week’s discussion closes on Saturday).
I am looking forward to one final discussion this week. The time goes by so quickly!
Reflection on End of Life Care (Graded)
The purpose of this reflection is for learners to apply this week’s lesson on assessment at end of life to past practice experiences, and to consider how knowledge gained this week might shape future practice.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO 2: Differentiate between normal and abnormal health assessment findings. (PO 4)
CO 3: Describe physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual influences on an individual’s health status. (PO 1)
CO 6: Demonstrate professional behavior and caring during patient interactions. (POs 6, 7)
During the assigned week (Sunday the start of the assigned week through Saturday the end of the assigned week):
Posts in the discussion at least two times, and
Posts in the discussion on two different days
Total Points Possible
Reflection is an activity that involves your deep thought into your own experiences related to the concepts of the week. Answers should be detailed. In reflections students:
Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Scholarly sources are NOT required for this reflection
Best Practices include:
Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and instructor.
Enter the reflection often during the week to read and learn from posts.
Select different classmates for your reply each week.
Share with your classmates a time when you cared for a patient at the end of their life. This may be a time when you assisted the patient (or their support system) with decisions related to end of life care; or a time when you were present for the death of a patient.
What were your observations related to this experience?
Do you believe it was a peaceful death?
What went well?
Can you think of anything that could have made the experience better for the patient and/or family?
To view the grading criteria/rubric, please click on the 3 dots in the box at the end of the solid gray bar above the discussion board title and then Show Rubric. See Syllabus for Grading Rubric Definitions.