Table 4.

Habits of Self-Questioning: Reflective Questions

How might my previous experience affect my actions with this patient?
What am I assuming about this patient that might not be true?
What surprised me about this patient? How did I respond?
What interfered with my ability to observe, be attentive, or be respectful with this patient?
How could I be more present with and available to this patient?
Were there any points at which I wanted to end the visit prematurely?
If there were relevant data that I ignored, what might they be?
What would a trusted peer say about the way I managed this situation?
Were there any points at which I felt judgmental about the patient-- in a positive or negative way?