Nursing Children and Young People, 24 3pp. Journal of Clinical Nursing [on-line] Vol. Therefore, reflection on these emotions and exploration of how to manage them and improve management of them in the future is of particular importance in the nursing profession.
This information only served to make me feel more anxious and I wished that I had bought this up with the patient. However, I felt intimidated because I felt that the doctor was more experienced than me as a second year nursing student; and I didn't want to embarrass her.
My mentor discussed the importance of hand hygiene with her, and the doctor assured her that she would wash her hands before examining every patient in the future.
Conclusion Looking back on this incident, I can see that I should have acted sooner, and that I should have ensured that the doctor washed her hands before examining Mr Khan.
The health records were of poor quality and had not been updated. This remark I regretted as it undermined my authority and I appeared amateurish.
When choosing a suitable nursing framework, Roper et al describe care planning as a proposal of nursing intervention that notifies other nurses what to do and when. The main strength of my care plan was in identifying specific measurable outcomes exclusive to the client that were adaptable.
My own experiences of acne also meant that I was able to relate well to the patient.
Blackwell Science Doughtery, L. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42 12pp. Prioritising delegation and assertiveness as part of my learning needs I will now create an action plan that will ensure my future mentors will recognise the effort I extol to succeed in practice.
Feelings I was alarmed by this, as I had expected the doctor to wash her hands or use alcohol gel before examining Mr Khan. The patient could have chosen to go on suffering and could have chosen not to open up and talk about the problems his acne was causing.
The patient disclosed that he had begun to get spots at around age 14 when he had started puberty and that it had begun to make him feel extremely self-conscious. I also felt regret and guilt. Whurr Publishers Hampton, S. In addition to providing medication to get to the biological and physiological roots of the problem, on reflection I think it would have been beneficial to the patient to have provided information about charities that offer self-esteem and confidence building.
Crawford et al believe empowerment inspires the self determination of others, whilst Fowler et al identifies listening skills and the encouragement in the participation of care motivates nurses to actively support changes in patient care. Furthermore, it re-affirmed my career choice as a nurse.
For example, he has been bullied at school and is feeling apprehensive about starting sixth form in September because he believes that he will be the only sixth former with spots. In retrospect, I also believe that I should have given the patient a longer consultation time in order for us to have explored the psychological impact of his acne in more detail.
On reflection, I am also now convinced that the patient coming to see me was a very positive event. The Royal College of Nursing believes the Gibbs model of reflection to be particularly superior because emphasises the role of emotions and acknowledges their importance in the reflection process.
In the future, I will focus on being more objective when dealing with a patient who has been the victim of bullying.
I felt overwhelmed and looked to my mentor to support me. Whurr Publishers Roper, N. I also felt some anger during the consultation. He complained of low self-esteem and is feeling fed up and depressed because of pimples and spots on his face. Blackwell Publishers Dykes, P.
This would be hard to do if you did not feel empathy for patients. Blackwell Publishing Griffiths, R. Journal of Clinical Nursing [on-line] Vol.
The consultation lasted around half an hour, during which time myself and the patient discussed the history of his problems with his skin and the emotional distress that the spots were causing him.Using the Gibb’s Reflective Cycle model (Gibbs, ), has helped me to analyse what took place and examine my own insight and take on what happened.
This experience was a learning curve for me as a novice and it will be beneficial to my learning experience as I have many learning needs as a student nurse. Using Gibbs: Example of reflective writing in a healthcare assignment Description In a placement during my second year when I was working on a surgical ward, I was working under the supervision of my mentor, caring for a seventy-two year old gentleman, Mr Khan (pseudonym), who had undergone abdominal surgery.
Using Gibbs’ () model of reflection, updated by Bulman (), reflect on a challenging experience from your practice and analyse the strategies used to manage it.
Words The purpose of this essay is to reflect on a challenging situation I experienced during clinical practice as a student nurse. This essay is a reflective discussion using Gibbs cycle on strategies used to facilitate learning, with regards to a student The subject chosen was the result of the student voicing that they felt they had previously received inadequate teaching.
Using the Gibb’s Reflective Cycle model (Gibbs, ), has helped me to analyse what took place and examine my own insight and take on what happened. This experience was a learning curve for me as a novice and it will be beneficial to my learning experience as I.
The Gibbs () model of reflection suggests that the process of reflection is systematic and follows a number of specific steps in order to be successful. A reflective essay based on an episode of patient care.
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