Discuss about brain tumor
Posts are aimed to create an open dialogue and discussion about the weekly topic. Learning occurs when students are actively engaged with each other in deep exploration of the topic. To allow this level of engagement to develop, students should thoughtfully prepare both their initial post and their peer responses for each discussion.
— Submit one substantive initial post, following the instructions and prompts below, no later than 2359 on Wednesday of each week.
— After posting, you will be able to see contributions from your peers and instructor. Read and reply to one of your peers according to the instructions and prompts. Replies must be submitted no later than 2359 on Saturday of each week. Simply replying, “I agree” does not serve as a professional response, nor does it promote dialogue. Think about the post and politely express your thoughts on why you agree or what you would do differently. Students are welcome to reply to more than one post, but it is not required. Students are also welcome to post after someone has replied to your initial post. Please reply to a post that has not yet received a reply. One person’s post may need to have more than one reply due to the number of students in each group.
— Use APA format for all citations and conclude your posts with a reference list (double-spacing and indentation is not required in the online forums). You are welcome to use the course text as a reference. You may also choose to use another text or professional journal article to support your thoughts and ideas.
This module’s discussion overview and prompts:
You are a nurse working on a medical unit. A concerned relative follows you into the hall from the room of a family member who has just been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He tells you he recently saw a program on television that announced all forms of brain cancer links cellular phone use. His relative (the patient) has been using a cell phone for many years and the relative believes the diagnosis was caused by the cell phone.
Aided by the prompts below, and informed by your readings, your experience in the BSN program, and my video course discussion, engage in critical reflection to determine how you would respond. Post this as your initial contribution to this discussion.
1. How would you initially respond to the concerned relative?
2. Thinking about the point raised by the concerned relative and material we’ve learned in this course thus far, what next steps would you take?
After students post their initial response, consider their perspectives. Would you have responded to the concerned relative similarly? Why or why not? Do you agree with their strategy for next steps?