Reflect on health risk behaviors you have identified in your practicum setting. Explain why these health behaviors put patients at risk for disease or health complications. Provide evidence-based support for your explanation.
Practicum: Journal Entry Wk6
Reflect on the patients you have evaluated at your practicum setting. Explain any health determinants you have observed among these patients, including whether they were modifiable or non-modifiable. Then, explain any challenges to improving health outcomes for these patients, as well as how you would prioritize these challenges. Finally, describe any teachable moments you experienced with patients.
Practicum: Journal Entry Wk7
Reflect on how you assess patients and chart information at your practicum setting. Explain how you record patient history and physical assessment findings. Include whether behavioral and/or psychosocial assessments are performed and charted and how. Then, explain how your practicum setting is using patient information to improve care. Finally, if your setting is not using electronic health records, describe what method they are using and when they plan to transition to electronic records. ( Just FYI….My clinic does use Electronic Health Record).
Practicum: Journal Entry Wk8
Reflect on patients you evaluated at your practicum setting that you referred for specialized care or assistance (e.g., referrals to specialists, dieticians, social workers, etc.). Explain why the patient needed to be referred for care or assistance and whether the patient followed your recommendation. If not, consider what you might do next time to ensure patient follow-through. Then, explain at least two strategies to foster communication between patients and professional partners that provide specialized care and assistance.