Clinical Rotation Reflection

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An area of weakness I noticed during my first clinical rotation would be my self-confidence. Even when it came down to my review from my Clinical instructor, she also agreed that I need to have more confidence in myself because I know what I’m doing. I often looked at my clinical instructor for confirmation after I would give the patient instructions or different exercises, double checking that I was performing correctly. I agree with the comments that were made and I have realized that I do look for confirmation when making some decisions. In many situations I already knew the correct response but I did not want to make a mistake so then hesitated from acting right away. Self-confidence by definition is a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities and judgement. I have come up with a few ideas to help increase my self-confidence for the two upcoming clinical rotations. I need to work on keeping the mentality of always having positive thoughts in my head. Instead of going into something thinking about all of the negative outcomes that could happen, I need to only think about the positive ones. It would also be helpful for me to keep in mind all of the skills that I perform well in. If I am constantly thinking of the skills that I need to improve/work on, I am not …show more content…
I do not want to be around people that are going to be over critical about things and make me feel like I am not worth anything. In this profession it is my job to help others and make a positive difference in these people’s lives. Seeing the results of my work in people that are in pain or struggling with everyday activities is going to give me a huge boost of self-confidence. I know that this will not all happen overnight. It is going to be something that I have to work on and I know by next clinical I will be more confident, especially since my skills will have grown since the clinical in the

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