Concept Map

  1. Does anyone have a creative idea for a CVA concept map?

    Thanks,
    jenny
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   mariedoreen
    People around here tend to avoid answering such broadly stated homework-type questions as they give the impression that someone is looking for others to do their assignments for them. If you tried a more focused question that showed you're making the effort to work through the material but are simply seeking some clarification on an item you'll have much better luck. Good luck and welcome to All Nurses!
  4. by   Kabin
    I didn't think there was much creativity to a concept map. I thought the key was to first do health history and assessments, then fill out the concept map to see what it tells you could be diagnositically wrong or what areas the patient needed education.
  5. by   jenny76
    Thank You for your responses. I have done all the reasearch and have all the information I need to make the map, but we are to come up with something creative for the map part. I was thinking somehow incorporating a picture of a brain maybe with the arrows coming off it. I am not sure how it would look.

    jenny76
  6. by   Plucker
    Jenny, just try it. I bet you can make it work...you've got the right idea
  7. by   Mommy TeleRN
    I don't know much about them, but I believe there is a software called Cmap which you can download a free trial.
  8. by   llg
    Let the "creative idea" come naturally and flow from your thoughts of the concept itself. Start playing with the concept and the information you have. Organize it different ways ... move things around on the page, etc. Let a creative idea emerge.

    If you try to come up with a cute and clever visual scheme first and then try to force your concept and your ideas into it ... it may end of looking forced and unnatural. Your "creative format" may restrict the natural flow of ideas and limit your ability to map the concept in a way that really fits it well.

    Go with the natural creative process. Don't limit your thinking by imposing a model on it at the beginning. "Trust the force, Luke." :-)

    llg

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