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  1. Magnussen, Lois EdD, RN
  2. Trotter, Charlotte M F DrPH, RN


As students struggle to determine what is important in their lives and to incorporate nursing into their existence, they are encouraged to share their thoughts and explore new insights in a nursing/humanities course, The Reflective Clinician. The authors describe the rationale for placing humanities in a nursing curriculum and describe strategies and content to be included in the course. Student narratives of their perceptions of the course are offered for illustration and to give examples of growth experienced by the participants.