From the perspective of a nurse practitioner student in a family practice setting:
Reflect on patients you evaluated at your practicum setting that you referred for specialized care or
assistance (e.g., referrals to specialists, dieticians, social workers, etc.). Explain why the patient
needed to be referred for care or assistance and whether the patient followed your
recommendation. If not, consider what you might do next time to ensure patient follow-through.
Then, explain at least two strategies to foster communication between patients and professional
partners that provide specialized care and assistance.