Critical Reflective AnalysisIn developing your genogram

Critical Reflective AnalysisIn developing your genogram and learning plan you were required to collect significant personal data that has influenced your lifestyle and consequently your personal health and wellness. Looking at this information and your personal learning plan a meaningful event must have come to mind. This event would have been an incident that probably impacted your lifestyle in a negative fashion; as an example a divorce, an accident or a sudden death of a family member from familial links. How did this affect your overall health using the six dimensions of wellness?  How does the research support the findings?  What does this mean for you?  With the knowledge you have gained how has this changed your perspective? Why? What changes will you make?Using the LEARN headings write a critical analyses highlighting the abstract ideas underlying your reflection.  Use specific details and at least three references to defend your conclusions. Criteria for Evaluation and GradingFormat:

  1. 5 pages (excluding title and reference page)
  2. 12 font Arial or Times New Roman
  3. Double spaced
  4. Minimum of 3-4 references
  5. APA format (link)
  6. Submit in a Word.doc document


  1. Look Back
    1. Present a meaningful event
    2. Outline event concisely
  2. Elaborate
    1. Summarize event in detail (what happened, who was involved, where the event occurred, your involvement)
    2. Describe personal feelings and perceptions of self and others
  3. Analyze
    1. Identify one key issue to analyze
    2. Use literature as a guide with at least 3 evidence based journal articles
    3. Compare and contrast the event with knowledge acquired in reading
    4. Discuss the new perspective (view) you have acquired through the literature
  4. Revise
    1. Refer back to your acquired knowledge and analysis
    2. Explain how you would preserve or change your perspective
    3. Discuss rationale for considering the change in your life
    4. Suggest alternative strategies you are presently using as a result of this analysis
  5. New Perspective
    1. Identify recommendations for future revision of your lifestyle

Guidelines to assist reflective writing:

  1. Occasion for reflection: (an experience – seen, read, heard)
    1. Presents experience through use of concrete, sensory language, quotations and narrative accounts
    2. Shows depth of thought
    3. Indicates creativity
  2. Reflection ( exploration and analyzes)
    1. Reveals feelings and thoughts through presentation of the experience
    2. Conveys evidence of a personal response to the experience
    3. Enables reader to understand the abstract ideas underlying the reflection through use of specific detail
    4. Demonstrates good meta-cognition
  3. Writing Strategies
    1. Uses convincing language and scenarios to detail reflection
    2. Uses comparison and imagery
    3. Enhances reflection through contrasting and explaining possibilities
    4. Makes inferences
    5. Develops new ways of reflecting upon nursing and nursing practice
  4. Coherence and style:
    1. Demonstrates insight through natural flow of ideas
    2. Provides an effective conclusion
    3. Presents ideas in natural progression
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