Response to Peers for assignment Discussion 13.1: Self-Reflection (One response to Sandra, and one response to Derek) 120 words each response. No references needed
I will start saying in this reflection that last week I reflected on my first part of clinical rotation for psychotherapy. This week, I will start discussing about my second part of clinical rotation which is prescribing hours. That part of the clinical was the realization of what I am really doing this program. I was able to see patients that have current mental illness and are coming into the office for follow up on their meds and to keep under control their illness. I was able to see new patients, newly diagnosed with a mental illness and first started on treatment of their symptoms and I was also able to refer patients for further psychotherapy. It was great since the beginning my mentor was a really great help during those times and was able to provide me with the necessary tools to be able to diagnose new patients. I was able to complete a through history of the patient, social history, family history and to come up with diagnosis and treatment. I used for my clinical the prescriber guide to help me with the medications, this was a really good help and also, I received great feedback from my preceptor. I learned many different things and for example how patients manipulate the provider to get more medications or to have a higher dose and I learned from my preceptor on how to manage those case appropriately. She was a great help, and I really appreciated her support during that clinical. Thank you.
Derek DavisApr 5 5:33pm
I do not have any resources or tips to share this week. I have recently completed all my hours at both sites, and that has been such a relief that the hours are done, and I have more time to complete assignments once again. I love my time at both sites, but having additional time for school and family has been a plus, and I know my boys have enjoyed the time as well. I feel as though there has been a positive change from the beginning until now for the provider role. I still feel very new, but the information is becoming more apparent. I reference it as playing baseball when I was younger, and at the start of the season, I struggled to hit the ball, but towards the end, I am not hitting it out of the park but making consistent contact. I will now take this time and review medications as I feel this is an area that I will never truly master as it is ever-changing, but I hope to get a good understanding of every drug class. Additionally, I need to review and practice more with adolescents as I find myself using bigger words than I should, and I catch myself, but I feel with practice, this may come easier, and the flow will be better for both parties. Pediatrics has always been a challenge for me, and even as an RN, I try and stick to working with just adults. I wish everyone the best of luck and hope everyone is close to finishing all their hours.