The Health History and Clinical Care Perspectives Narrative
As you write your narrative, remember to let the interviewee’s words inform the story rather than your judgements of their words. Your narrative should include the following four sections, as first-level headings. Notice that section 2 (interview findings) and section 3 (significance) should have level two headings as well. There is a sample Clinical Care Perspectives Narrative located in this module. The Health History and Clinical Care Perspectives Narrative
Interview Setting: Please describe who you interviewed, why you selected this person, how you set up the interview, where the it took place, how long it took, and other relevant information you feel is required to understand the setting of this interview. Please DO NOT provide identifying information (e.g., name, address, social security numbers, etc.).
Interview Findings: Please briefly describe one element of this experience that interested you. Pick something that interested, surprised, or puzzled you. What was your reaction (thoughts, feelings, or concerns)? There are no right or wrong answers.
How does the interviewee describe their overall health?
How have experiences with clinical care impacted the interviewee’s life/quality of life?
How does the interviewee define “health”?
What is the interviewee’s present experience with clinical care?
What have been some of the interviewee’s meaningful (positive or negative) interactions with nurses and doctors?
Significance: How did this interview change (or not) your thoughts or feelings about patient perspectives of clinical care? Here are a few questions to help you answer the previous question:
What assumptions had you made about patients’ and their perspectives on clinical care?
How do your experiences shape your understanding of the patient experience?
How was this interviewee’s experience important for them?
Future Application: What new insights did you gain for future patient interactions? How could you apply those insights as both a student and a nurse? The Health History and Clinical Care Perspectives Narrative
Your assignment will be graded upon the following criteria: Each criteria have a specific point value (see criteria) and will be graded as either exceptional, satisfactory, needs improvement, or unsatisfactory. Each assessment level provides a percentage of the points possible to earn (e.g., an exceptional focus, purpose, or thesis might be worth 90% of the 20 points possible to earn, which equals 18 points). It is possible to earn exceptional in one criteria (e.g., an exceptional focus, purpose, or thesis) and earn unsatisfactory in the other criteria (e.g., extremely limited vocabularly)
Needs Improvement The Health History and Clinical Care Perspectives Narrative
Focus, Purpose, or Thesis
Engaging and full development of a clear thesis as appropriate to assignment purpose Competent and well developed thesis; thesis represents sound and adequate understanding of the assigned topic Mostly intelligibleideas; thesis may be weak, broad, or only indirectly supported Ideas are simplistic, showing signs of confusion, misunderstanding, of the prompt; thesis is essentially missing or not discernable
Ideas, Support, and Development
Consistent evidence with originality and depth of ideas; ideas work together as a whole; main points are sufficiently supported with evidence; support is valid and specific Ideas supported sufficiently; support is sound, valid, and logical Main points and ideas are only indirectlysupported; support isn’t sufficient or specific, but is loosely relevant to main points Lack of supportfor main points; frequent and illogical generalizations without support
Organization and Paragraphing The Health History and Clinical Care Perspectives Narrative
Organization is sequential and appropriate to assignment; paragraphs are well developed and appropriately divided; ideas linked with smooth and effective transitions Competentorganization, without sophistication. Competent paragraph structure; lacking effective transitions. Limitedattempts to organize around a thesis; paragraphs are mostly stand-alone with weak or non-evident transitions Organization, if evident is confusing and disjointed; paragraph structure is weak; transitions are missing or inappropriate
Audience, Tone, Point-of-View
Clear discernment of distinctive audience; tone and point-of-view appropriate to the assignment Effective and accurate awareness of general audience; tone and point-of-view are satisfactory Little or inconsistentsense of audience related to assignment purpose; tone and point-of-view not refined or consistent Lacks awarenessof a particular appropriate audience for assignment; tone and point-of-view somewhat inappropriate or inconsistent
Sentence Structure (Grammar) The Health History and Clinical Care Perspectives Narrative
Each sentence structured effectively, powerfully; rich, well-chosen variety of sentence styles and length Effective and varied sentences; errors (if any) due to lack of careful proofreading; syntax errors (if any) reflect uses as colloquialisms Formulaic or tedious sentence patterns; shows some errors in sentence construction; some non-standard syntax usage. Simple sentencesused excessively, almost exclusively; frequent errors of sentence structure
Mechanics and Presentation
Virtually free ofpunctuation, spelling, capitalization errors; correct APA format Contains only occasionalpunctuation, spelling, and/or capitalization errors. Few formatting errors. Contains several (mostly common) punctuation, spelling, and/or capitalization errors. Several errors in formatting. Contains many and serious errors of punctuation, spelling, and/or capitalization; errors severely interfere with meaning; formatting weak.
Vocabulary and Word Usage
Exceptional vocabulary range, accuracy, and correct and effective word usage Good vocabulary range and accuracy of usage. Ordinaryvocabulary, mostly accurate; some vernacular terms. Extremely limited vocabulary; choices lack grasp of diction; usage is inaccurate. The Health History and Clinical Care Perspectives Narrative