In nursing we often ask students to create mind maps in order to try and link the diagnoses with treatments with diagnostics with psychosocial factors…. in order to create a better understanding of the links between a variety of different factors within the persons life and through their health care experience. These mind maps are individual to the students and specific to each patient. They help the students to see the links between all of the factors and develop critical thinking skills around possible outcomes or relationships between health challenges and outcomes.
I am not an artist myself and my mind maps tend to look awful, like a 3 year old drew them, but I have so much fun drawing them.
Now I can make great mind maps without worrying that my students are making fun of me thanks to Mindomo! http://www.mindomo.com/
Oh and here are some great mind-mapping guidelines
Examples of Concept Maps
Blank Concept map