1. This section relates to the ‘Considerthe patient situation’ component of the clinical reasoning
cycle. Access and choose ONE patient situation
via MyLO from the choice available and carefully read through the information provided to establish the context ofthe situation.
2. This section relates to the ‘CoIIect cues/information’ component ofthe clinical reasoning cycle.
Review: review all the current
Gather: Read the provided results/outcomes ofa health and physical assessment
that has been undertaken on your patient.
Review: In reviewing all the information so far, recall and apply your knowledge and
where required review previously covered content in the BN to ensure you understand the clinical picture.
PART B: This part forms your Essay
Your introduction should identify the patient you have chosen and provide a brief definition of
clinical reasoning and its importance forthe registered nurse in the provision of safe and effective nursing care.
Body of Paper:
3. This section relates to the ‘Process information’ component ofthe clinical reasoning cycle.
Consider broadly the process information component ofthe clinical reasoning cycle and:12
o Interpret your understanding ofthe patient situation and whether assessment findings are considered normal/abnormal
o Distinguishre levant from irrelevant information. Is there anything further
you would like to know?
o Relate how signs/symptoms may link to each other taking note to highlight
underlying physiology/pathophysiology o Inferfrom the process undertaken so far, what is likely to be causing
the clinical picture of your patient?
4. This section relates to the ‘Identify problems/issues’ component ofthe clinical
In this section, as a result of processing the information around this patient
situation, justify TNO problems/issues that you feel are nursing priorities for yourpatient.