Hi, I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but I've been using a type of mapping/flow sheet in clinical area this semester. Not sure if I like it completely.
Is this what you have in mind?
Students, in any style they like, break up a page (a LARGE piece of paper) into several catagories: Admitting diagnosis/problem, history, or+diagnostic exams, labs, medications, diet, activity, assessment findings, and nursing diagnostic statements.
They also write the textbook pathophysiology details of the main problem and related surgury.
Students then draw lines to show relationships between details in one catagory to another.
I am concerned they are not looking into depth in their research of the various catagories, but I'm thrilled that they are seeing how each area relates to another. I'm hearing lots of "AHAs", and "OH, now I see why....".
For example- I see conections made between admission for ulcer on foot, history of diabetes, pathphysiology of diabetes, lab glucose and WBCs, assessment findings of wound condition, meds-insulin + antibiotics, etc. Students see the whole picture, (most of the time).
Well I hope this is helpful. If not and you had something else in mind entirely, let me know. You may have an idea that I could use!