purpose of this assignment is to explore your values and beliefs related to
family nursing and family health promotion and to consider how they impact decision-making
processes and professional judgment in nursing practice. By examining one’s
values and beliefs through critical reflection, assumptions in practice can be
challenged to facilitate a preliminary shift in attitude, which is part of
transformational learning (Melrose, Park, & Perry, 2013).
Assignment Guidelines and Marking Criteria
Content (20 marks)
- As a
nurse, if you had the ability to select your patient assignments from the
list of bios below, which 3 patients would you choose? What guided you in
this decision-making process? What are some assumptions you had about the
patients and families based on the descriptions alone? How would you
proceed with the family nursing assessment and family health promotion
with your selected patients? (5 marks)
the same list of bios below, which 3 patients would you not choose if
choice was an option? What influenced you in this decision-making process?
What are some assumptions you had about these patients and families based
only on the descriptions? How would you proceed with the family nursing
assessment and family health promotion for this group of patients? (5
family nursing theory/theories guided you in your family nursing
assessment and family health promotion for both groups of patients? (4
APA (current edition) to format citations and references used in this
assignment. Note: You have the flexibility to creatively present your
work, outside of APA (current edition) criteria in either presentation
format chosen, as indicated below. (3 marks)
critical analysis and synthesis of content and ensure writing is succinct
and clear in your assignment. Reference sources should always include peer
reviewed journal articles. Refer to the Scholarly Evidence Guide for more
information on how to access peer reviewed sources. (3 marks)
Presentation (10 marks)
Present your reflections using ONE of the following ways (3 marks)
a) Use a
journal format to share your reflections. You can find a journal template
online at sites like http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/publishing/articles/118470.aspx
Choose any journal format you like for your written submission. Your reflection
should be a maximum of 6 pages in length and use the current edtion of APA.
b) Use a
powerpoint (ppt) format with voice over narration to share your reflections.
Use a maximum of 8 slides excluding the title slide and reference slide.
Include elaboration of your slide content in the written speaker notes.
only key points on the slides. All additional details should be added to
the speaker notes. Ensure adequate white space on the slides.
imagine that you are presenting this information to your classmates or
colleagues in-person. Add voice over narration to your ppt slides. To
enable voice over narration select “media” (sometimes is a drop-down menu)
and "select record audio".
some time reflecting on your choice of format for this assignment and include
your reflection in the assignment. You may want to comment on the audio,
visual, or narrative components of the chosen format that have helped you share
your reflections in this assignment.
Creativity of expression is an important component in this assignment. Consider
the use of photos, graphics, or other elements that would help illustrate your
values and beliefs of family nursing and family health promotion as they relate
to the patient bios in this assignment. Note: Ensure that the photos, graphics,
or other elements chosen are cited and referenced in accordance to APA (current
edition). (3 marks)
Transformational learning that is genuine occurs when students can converse
with peers and instructors about thoughts and feelings that relate to specific
decisions in their critical thinking process (Melrose et al., 2013). As well,
new insights can be gained in a supportive, engaging, and transformative
learning environment through critical self-reflection (Melrose et al., 2013).
In this assignment, explore and share your deeply rooted values and beliefs of
family nursing and family health promotion, as they relate to your
decision-making process in selecting patients. (4 marks)
completed assignment (in the chosen form) to the Assignment 3 Gallery Forum and
send it to your instructor for grading in the course dropbox.
NOTE: Part of your participation grade will be based on discussion of the submissions
to the Assignment 3 Gallery forum. See Conference Forum Participation for