As interdisciplinary practitioners, we are privileged to share scholarly resources with one another. For this activity, you will be sharing resources with your colleagues in nursing and other health professions as well to help guide your reflection about the course concepts and your self-assessment of your growth.
In this module’s resources, you read about the importance and process of reflection in learning. Many models of reflection guide this practice. In this activity, you will draft a short essay inspired by various reflective models to evaluate on your learning from this course. The graphic below illustrates the reflective cycle that you will engage in for this assignment.
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By investigating the scholarly literature and your primary textbook, you will answer the questions in your essay: How have your views changed in recent weeks? In what ways will your new understanding of global health shape your professional commitment to disease prevention? Where could you implement the knowledge gained to provide a larger impact?
In this short essay, reflect upon your experience in this course. You are encouraged to personalize your responses while remaining anchored to the literature.
Note that you should cite at least three scholarly sources from your investigation. For this assignment, you can refer to the textbook as one of your three sources. The evidence should not be older than five years. To access the Shapiro Library Guide: Nursing—Graduate, go to the Start Here section of the course.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Initial Belief: Explain your initial belief about your role in global health. What did you think about your role before taking this course?
Course Insights: Evaluate the scholarly evidence and insights that you came across during the course that changed your perspective in some way. In other words, what specific readings or course concepts did you encounter that have informed your perspective? How and why did each change your perspective?
Evolved Belief: Analyze how your understanding of your role in global health has changed. In other words, how have your specific beliefs, expectations, or perceptions changed about your role compared to your pre-course understanding?
Personal and Professional Goals: Explain how your evolution in thinking has or has not impacted your personal and professional goals in the future. If your goals have changed, why? If not, why not?
Emergency Preparedness: Apply your evolved understanding of your role related to the need for emergency preparedness. In other words, consider your actions for the future. Based on the WHO’s report in the module resources, how can you apply your unique skills and role in healthcare to prepare and respond to future health emergencies