Explain what most excited and/or concerned you throughout your pediatric clinical experience

This week, you will write your last and final Journal Entry, reflecting on your clinical strengths and opportunities for improvement. Further reflect on your pediatric patients you have seen and the conditions that you have diagnosed and treated. Review your Journal Entry that you submitted in Week 1.

Journal Entry (2–3 pages): 
• Explain what most excited and/or concerned you throughout your pediatric clinical experience.- most exciting is working with children…most concerning babies unable to give you valuable , rely heavily on physical exam and parents.
• Discuss how your personal definition of family and family roles has changed or stayed the same.
• How has your understanding of family and family roles influenced your assessment of children and their families?
• Explain how your understanding of culture (both the culture of the provider and that of the child and his or her family) has changed and how it may have influenced the assessments you conducted during your practicum.
• Assess how you did with accomplishing the goals and objectives you developed in Week 1 for the practicum experience. (see below for my week 1 goals/ strengths and weakness).
• Based on your practicum experience, refine your existing goals and/or develop new goals for your continued education and professional practice. Be sure to consider the NAPNAP Position Statement on Age Parameters for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practice. Use a reference from this site please!
• Use title page and references according to APA.

Week 1 goals:
One of my greatest strengths as with working with the is patience.
My greatest weakness is that I sometimes become too emotional when I see a patient in intense pain and I am unable to manage it due to its complexity.
Challenges of working with families include exhaustion and distraction particularly when families ask numerous questions in the middle of providing .