Reflective Journal in the Aspects of Health Promotion

Purpose: 
Reflective practice has a vital role in individual and team development, facilitating them to gain rich insights into themselves and their practice (Fleming, 2007). The use of reflection to promote critical consciousness-raising represents an essential step in promoting empowering approaches such as health-promoting settings (Fleming, 2007). During 18 January – 29 March 2021, you worked with your groupmates and finished your health promotion program. Through this reflective journal, you will improve your future health promotion performance by performing a structured and conscious in-depth reflection of your practice, such as: how you performed throughout your health promotion program, the difficulties you encountered, how you overcame them, and your assessment of your performance.

Guidelines of individual assignment
This assignment allows you to demonstrate critical thinking skills by reflecting on your practice or abilities to conduct health promotion. It is essential to analyse what you are reflecting on and apply what you have learned during the health promotion program. This assignment is neither the narrative of a single event nor does it mean spilling out your feelings in a disorganised way. This assignment demands a straightforward reasoning process and the use of examples to help illustrate the reasoning.

To maintain a balance between personal beliefs and the demands of good academic practice in the aspects of health promotion, you should:
– Develop a perspective or creating a line of reasoning.
– Demonstrate that you are knowledgeable about the topic, have read relevant literature and reflected on
the topic’s applicability to your development.
– Recognise that situations are rarely clear-cut and simple to judge.
– Describe how your past experiences and practice prepared you for your learning.
– Use an appropriate writing style.

Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle
The Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle will help you identify your development needs, strengths, and weaknesses and decide where and how to focus your actions (Gibbs, 1988; Manchester Metropolitan University, 2018) in the aspects of health promotion.

Step 1 – Description
This should be a brief description of the experience or event to set the scene and give context.

Step 2 – Feelings
Consider what you were thinking and how you felt before the experience.
How did you feel during the experience?
How did you feel after the experience?
This is another short descriptive step, rather than being analytical.

Step 3 – Evaluation
Evaluation looks objectively at both positive and negative aspects of the experience.
Describe key elements that went particularly well.
Was there anything that did not go well or did not work?
If appropriate, you can include what others did or did not do well.

Step 4 – Analysis
Analysis attempts to explain why the experience was positive or negative and should form the
largest section of your reflection. Take into account points made in the previous steps and identify
any factors which helped you <link is hidden> previous experiences, carrying out research or consulting with
others.
Consider your role in the experience and how you contributed to the success of this
experience?
If things did not go to plan, why do you think this was <link is hidden> lack of preparation or external factors
beyond your control?
It can be useful to consider other people who were involved in the experience. Did they have
similar views or reactions to you? If not, why do you think that was the case?

Step 5 – Conclusion
Focus on what you have learned.
Are there any skills you developed as a result of the experience? If so, how would you apply them in
future experiences or situations?
Are there areas of knowledge or particular skills you now need to develop?
Is there anything you would do differently in the future? Try to give specific examples.

Step 6 – Action Plan
What specific actions can you now take to build on your knowledge or skills?
You could include any training that would benefit you (formal or otherwise), as well as identifying
sources of information or support (people or resources).

Steps one to three discuss what happened during your health promotion program.
Steps four to six examine how to improve your performance in future practice.

Description ~ 300 words
Feelings ~ 225 words
Evaluation ~300 words
Analysis ~450 words
Conclusion ~115 words
Action Plan ~ 110 words

** Health Promotion Proposal**
We proposed to have a health promotion programme on Men’s health, specifically on genitourinary health. We intended to design a website for the programme and the programme lasts for 6months.
The programme launched in Sept 2020 to Feb 2021.
Functions include in the website
– Health information (aim to correct their mindset and myths in the genitourinary health system)
– Self-assessment examination
– AI Chatbot for asking questions or chat
– Live chat with students nurses, volunteers and nurse specialist if AI Chatbot cannot resolve the question
– FAQ
– Quizzes

Questionnaires available first entering the website and leaving the website for evaluation use.

Referral to an SP will be arranged if a nurse specialist found the case suspicious.

We received mostly positive feedback from the website users.

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