Reflect On Critical Thinking Analysis

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Questions 4 – 6 will be completed at the end of the clinical day, please complete and send to FOR by 2100 at the end of your clinical day.
4. Evaluate your goals for the day? (Did you meet them? Why or why not?) Looking back on today’s clinical experience, I can assertively declare that I made progress toward each of my three goals - Safely and accurately checking blood glucose with insulin administration, gaining resident trust through demonstrating my desire to assist, and distinguishing how perfusion implements into resident care. In the morning, I was able to test three blood glucose levels, which exposed me to both a hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic reading. In response to the hypoglycemia, the resident received sugar cookies and a
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Reflect on your critical thinking and provide an example. Critical thinking activities can include questioning, analysis, synthesis, interpretation, inference, inductive and deductive reasoning, intuition, application, and …show more content…
When walking to check on station three, a female resident asked if I could transport her to the receptionist, or as she called it, “The bank.” Upon bringing the resident to the receptionist, she cashed out forty dollars before asking me to bring her back upstairs. As I pushed the resident back to the elevator, I noted her counting through her newly received cash, as she pulled out three dollar bills. The resident put the rest of her money back into her purse and attempted to hand me the three dollars. Knowing it did not stand legally, ethically, or morally correct to accept money from a resident, I politely refused the tip. When I refused the tip, the resident seemed offended and began to persistently demand that I take the cash for my efforts, or she would drop the cash on the floor. In the situation, I knew three options remained available – take the tip; accept the cash, but later leave it in her room; or, deny the tip. As I questioned what stood ethically acceptable, I analyzed through the options, and determined that it remained most appropriate to deny the tip. A major concern with residents offering caregivers gifts, or tips, stands that the resident could later turn the situation around, claiming that the caregiver had stolen from the resident. With this knowledge, I continued to politely refuse the cash, taking the time to give details

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