Comorbidities

As you complete this course, please reflect back on your original definition of and homeostasis and answer the following question in at least two paragraphs: What role do you as a clinical nurse play in promoting health to individuals suffering from several comorbidities? Identify patient education opportunities that are available for these individual

NUR 315 Reflection Journal One Guidelines and Rubric This reflection journal will allow you to reflect on your definition of health and how disease affects homeostasis of the human body. Prompt: For your journal assignment, be sure to:

State your definitions of health and disease Explain your rationale, being sure to cite at least one peer-reviewed source Reflect on your definitions by identifying assumptions or biases

Guidelines for Submission: Your journal assignment must be submitted as a 2–3-paragraph assignment. All sources must be cited using APA format. Submit journal assignment as a Word document.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value Definitions of Health

and Disease Meets “Proficient” and includes examples of health and disease states

Clearly defines health and disease in relation to homeostasis without gaps

Defines health and disease in relation to homeostasis, but with minor gaps leading to confusion and disconnection

Does not define health and disease in relation to homeostasis, or does so with gaps in information presented leading to confusion and disconnection

30

Explanation Meets “Proficient” criteria and supports explanation with more than one peer-reviewed source

Comprehensively explains how diseases affect homeostasis of the human body and supports explanation with a relevant peer-reviewed source

Explains how diseases affect homeostasis of the human body and supports explanation with a peer-reviewed source of questionable relevancy

Does not explain how diseases affect homeostasis of the human body or does not cite at least one source

30

Reflection Meets “Proficient” criteria and includes examples that explain sources of assumptions/biases

Identifies assumptions and biases relating to chosen definitions

Identifies assumptions and biases, but does not clearly express how they are connected to chosen definitions

Does not identify assumptions or biases

30

Articulation of Response

(APA/Mechanics)

Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that obstruct understanding