You are required to write a final reflective piece of 1000 words, drawing on your reflections throughout the course, and using the ‘The 4Rs Model of Reflective Thinking’:

Task
You are required to write a final reflective piece of 1000 words, drawing on your reflections throughout the course, and using the ‘The 4Rs Model of Reflective Thinking’:

Reporting: Give a description of your learning journey. What are some of your key insights, observations, questions, and thoughts you have had throughout the session? What insights have you gained into nursing practice?
Relating: Relate this to your experiences in health care, both professionally and personally. Have you seen examples of this? Is what you experience similar or different to what you have learnt? Do you have the skills and knowledge to deal with these issues?
Reasoning: What are the NMBA professional standards and evidence-based healthcare approaches that relate to cultural competency? Explain how they relate to the issues? Refer to current and relevant theory and evidence.
Reconstructing: What does all this mean for your future practice? What practices might you adopt or change? Are there any skills you feel you need to develop further in order to improve your ability to act in culturally competent ways? What is the theory that supports that?

Writing guidelines
• Since this assessment requires self-reflection, writing in first person is acceptable.
• Response to questions must be in narrative form, not dot points.
• Use formal English language, avoiding jargon or colloquial language.
• Integrate supportive literature into the discussion to demonstrate critical reflection. A minimum of four references is required.
• Students are expected to use correct terminology as outlined in the NSW Health Communicating Positively guide which is located in the resources folder on the Interact2 site.

Further resources that will assist you in reflective writing are provided in the resources folder on the Interact2 site.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please refer to the Subject Outline for the marking criteria.

Assessment item 2
Final Reflective Learning Journal Module 5
Value: 45%
Due date: 21-May-2018
Return date: 13-Jun-2018
Length: 1000 words
Submission method options
Interact2 Journal
Task
In this subject you are required to use the reflective learning journal on Interact2 to capture your reflections on learning, development and growth in Indigenous Australian cultural competence and its impact on your own nursing practice.
You are required to write a final reflective piece of 1000 words, drawing on your reflections throughout the course, and using the ‘The 4Rs Model of Reflective Thinking’:
• Reporting: Give a description of your learning journey. What are some of your key insights, observations, questions, and thoughts you have had throughout the session? What insights have you gained into nursing practice?
• Relating: Relate this to your experiences in health care, both professionally and personally. Have you seen examples of this? Is what you experience similar or different to what you have learnt? Do you have the skills and knowledge to deal with these issues?
• Reasoning: What are the NMBA professional standards and evidence-based healthcare approaches that relate to cultural competency? Explain how they relate to the issues? Refer to current and relevant theory and evidence.
• Reconstructing: What does all this mean for your future practice? What practices might you adopt or change? Are there any skills you feel you need to develop further in order to improve your ability to act in culturally competent ways? What is the theory that supports that?
Writing guidelines
• Since this assessment requires self-reflection, writing in first person is acceptable.
• Response to questions must be in narrative form, not dot points.
• Use formal English language, avoiding jargon or colloquial language.
• Integrate supportive literature into the discussion to demonstrate critical reflection. A minimum of four references is required.
• Students are expected to use correct terminology as outlined in the NSW Health Communicating Positively guide which is located in the resources folder on the Interact2 site.

Further resources that will assist you in reflective writing are provided in the resources folder on the Interact2 site.
Rationale
The aim of this assessment is for you to explore contemporary healthcare approaches and nursing in relation to historical, cultural and systemic influences as a reflective practitioner. Critical reflexivity is considered a vital component to this journey, and is an important part of becoming part of a culturally responsive workforce.
This assessment item relates to the following learning outcomes:
• Be able to apply Indigenous Australian cultural competence to nursing practice (NMBA 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 7.8, 9.2, 9.5)
• Be able to reflect on the context of Indigenous health and nursing (NMBA 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 2.7, 6.5)
• Be able to reflect on and evaluate personal values and beliefs through of their own culture and Indigenous Australian cultures (NMBA 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.3, 2.7)