DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
GUIDELINES FOR REFLECTION PAPERS
Review the general guidelines for writing a reflection paper.
Reflection #1: ?Sentimental Women Need Not Apply?
1. Watch the video ?Sentimental Women Need Not Apply: Historical Context of Nursing?.
2. Reflect on the film and your thoughts about the history of nursing that was presented.
3. What did the film make you think about? Were there any surprises or information that
was new to you? Did it change your perceptions about nursing?
4. Write a one page paper reflecting on the film and your thoughts or personal experiences.
Do not summarize the film, but reflect on the content and what it made you think about
and how it may relate to your own personal experiences One the difference between traditional hospitals and nursing homes is that in traditional hospitals the patient is allowed the comfort of their homes and customizes the kind of health care they want to be given whiles at nursing homes the patient the patients stay along with other patients and there is little independence as their activities are scheduled. Secondly nursing homes are specific to long term care as they are designed in a home environment and some are specifically for the aged in the society and they have fewer trained staff and lots of manual trained staff while hospitals admit people who need urgent medical care and they have a greater number of trained staff compared to nursing homes( Wunderlich, Sloan & Davis, 1996) .