WHAT (returning to the situation)
- Is the purpose of returning to this situation?
- Exactly occurred in your words?
- did you see? did you do?
- was your reaction?
- did other people do? e.g. colleague, patient, visitor
- Do you see as key aspects of the situation/
SO WHAT? (understanding the context)
- Were your feelings at the time?
- Are your feelings now? Are there any differences? Why?
- Were the effects of what you did (or did not do)?
- “Good” emerged from the situation, e.g. for self/others? Troubles you, if anything?
- Were your experiences in comparison to your colleagues, etc?
- are the main reasons for feeling differently from your colleagues etc?
NOW WHAT (modifying future outcomes)
- are the implications for you, your colleagues, the patient etc…?
- needs to happen to alter the situation?
- are you going to do about the situation?
- happens if you decide not to alter anything?
- might you do differently if you are faced with a similar situation again?
- information do you need to face a similar situation again?
- are your best ways of getting further information about the situation should it arise again?
- Provide a summary of the issues explored
- Remind the reader of the purpose of the essay
- Suggest an appropriate course of action in relation to the needs identified in the body of the essay.
500 words minimum. Reflective writing.
Presentation and self-promotion skills