Discussion 1

As a nurse, I should think and apply the knowledge got actively. This helps in improving or developing my clinical judgment skills. The experience I get from education involves many opportunities which help me to think and ask related questions after an interactive dialogue. I use case examples with questions which are aimed at supporting my critical thinking as a nurse. These questions require me to explain my feeling and thinking about a certain clinical situation and how I came into a conclusion on what a patient is suffering from.

Mind mapping is one f the strategies I used to develop a better clinical judgment. This is a creative method which helps me to display good information and go ahead to indicate the connection between the information. Another strategy I use to develop clinical judgment is reflective practice because it helps me develop a lot of wisdom. It also guides towards analysis of the provided information and understand how healthcares setting varies. The final strategy is simulation which develops my clinical judgment through gain of practice experience.

Reasoning, inquiry and thought are some of the nursing processes which are still challenging based on my critical thinking and clinical judgment skills because I still find myself focus on what to do and how to do it instead of understanding why I need to do it. These processes are very critical in the performance of a nurse but I still find myself requiring assistance from my seniors in case I encounter them in my normally daily practices.

Discussion 2

GM foods have improved quality compared to natural foods. These foods are modified to stay in a fresh condition for a longer period of time. Plants that are genetically modified can withstand weather extremes and fluctuations. GM foods are more nutritious compared to naturally produced foods. It is justifiable to fear consuming GM foods because they have been known to cause allergic reactions on some individuals since the genes from different species are mixed together.

Organic foods are more nutritious and safer compared to GM foods because they are naturally produced. They do not have any bacteria introduced to them and do not pose any health risk to consumers. As opposed to GM foods which have a specific nutrient content increased in it while other nutrients remain lacking or in small quantities. I think the main reason why GM foods were introduced was not improve the nutrient level of the foods but to improve the quantity. The foods are also not safe because of DNA combinations. It is therefore important to note that natural foods are safer and nutritious as opposed to GM foods

After this research, I would change my dietary by avoiding purchase and consumption of GM foods. This is because it has been proved that GM technology is associated with the emergence of several diseases. It poses a health risk to users and also leads to destructing of biodiversity. The viruses and bacteria that are used in this process are depleted from their natural ecology. As a healthcare provider, I should lead by example by discouraging consumption of GM foods is when I can advice my patients accordingly.

Discussion 3

When it comes to parenting styles, looking back on my childhood I would have to say that my mother was/is a mix of Authoritarian and Authoritative. My father on the other hand was definitely an Authoritarian, but could be uninvolved at times, only in the aspect of communication. Growing up my mother had firm rules and expectations, some were spoken and others never discussed, but understood. When I didn’t achieve the grades expected, I wasn’t punished, but the disappointment was felt. I cannot remember ever having discussions about her rules or and bargaining either, but I’d say the intent was definitely to raise a responsible and self-sufficient child. Now as an adult my mother and I speak all the time and it’s been communicated that she only wanted my sisters and I to be capable of caring for ourselves and having a determined drive.

My father is from Haiti and he has very strict standards on basically everything. I was not allowed to get a job at first, as he felt that it would be a distraction from school. My dad would talk to me about rules to live life by, but when we spent time together he wouldn’t speak. He’s not talkative to say the least and he rarely calls my name when speaking to me. Both of my parents simply wanted me to be smart about the decisions I would make and responsible as an adult.

As far as my parenting style I would say that I am definitely Authoritative. I have always treated my son as if he was older than he is. I wanted him to be able to do things on his own and not have to depend on other people. My mother always used to say that I don’t treat him like a kid and that I am too hard on him, but he is growing up to be a wonderful child. He is the only child in his class who says thank you for everything and is frequently complimented on his manners. I know that he is not the only six-year old who has conversational skills and is extremely well mannered, but I believe my parenting has contributed to his personality and behaviour.


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