After studying Module 7: Lecture Materials & Resources
After studying Module 7: Lecture Materials & Resources, discuss and reflect on the following:
Create a 5-7 minute video using Canvas Capture. Reflect on your experience discussing sexuality or gender identity when conducting a psychiatric interviewing with a toddler, school-aged child, or adolescent.
Describe the clinical situation in detail. (Who was it, when did it happen, what happened, what caused it to happen, where did it happen, how did it happen). What feelings, prejudices, and biases did you experience during your clinical experience?
How did you manage your anxieties, feelings, prejudices, and biases?
What assumptions did you make about people with mental illness?
What awareness did you develop during your clinical experience?
Describe how you changed because of your clinical experience?
Describe how this clinical situation will impact your advanced nursing practice
Create a Canvas Capture video to reflect on this week’s clinical topic.
Each student must submit a peer evaluation of two peers’ videos to the Assignment course menu tab by Sunday at 11:59 pm.
Each student must submit their completed video to the Assignment course menu tab by Thursday at 11:59 pm.
Your Canvas Capture video is worth 8 points should be 5-7 minutes in length
You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points (1 point per response.)
All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.
Use the DIEP ModelLinks to an external site. as a guide
A written reflection on the clinical situation described in the prompt.
The clinical situation involved conducting a psychiatric interview with a school-aged child or adolescent regarding their sexuality or gender identity. The situation occurred during my clinical rotation, and I was working with a 14-year-old patient who identified as gender-nonconforming. The patient had been experiencing distress related to their gender identity and was seeking support from mental health professionals.
During the clinical interview, I experienced some anxiety and discomfort discussing sensitive topics related to sexuality and gender identity with a young patient. I was worried about asking the wrong questions, offending the patient, or causing harm unintentionally. Additionally, I had some personal biases and prejudices related to gender norms and societal expectations, which could have influenced my approach to the interview.
To manage my anxieties and biases, I reminded myself of the importance of creating a safe and supportive space for the patient to share their experiences. I also tried to approach the interview with an open and non-judgmental attitude, recognizing that every individual has the right to express themselves in their unique way.
Before the clinical experience, I had some assumptions about people with mental illness related to their ability to cope with societal norms and expectations. However, this experience helped me realize that individuals with mental health challenges can experience unique struggles related to their identity, and they deserve our support and validation.
Overall, this clinical experience helped me develop greater awareness and sensitivity towards individuals struggling with gender identity and sexuality. I learned the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment and avoiding assumptions or biases while interacting with patients.
As an advanced nursing practitioner, this experience will impact my practice by helping me approach patients with greater sensitivity and openness towards diverse experiences and identities. It will also encourage me to seek ongoing education and training related to issues of gender identity and sexuality to better support my patients.