I seek her permission and consent to teach her about medication administration procedure. The consent attached in (appendix 1). Identifying Learning Needs ,Planning and Managing Student Experience. In the learning process the important things to do identifying my leaner needs. Vision for learning and teaching enhance the quality of student in learning experience by providing a support and well-resourced learning environment.
Pseudonyms, in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) (2008) Code of Professional Conduct, are used to maintain confidentiality and protect the identities of all parties involved. A wide range of literature will then be drawn upon in examining how this particular incident reflects specific the particular qualities of a professional midwife encounter during this placement. The outcome and implications for the writers’ midwifery practice will complete this reflection. Gibbs' (1988) reflective cycle will be used because it has helped me in previous experiences to see the need to reflect whether it was a good or bad experience and has given me enthusiasm to research for information to improve my knowledge, skills and development. Gibbs’ is an iterative model with six stopping points: description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, and conclusion and action
The NMC (2004) sets standards and guidance which enables professionals to demonstrate that they are keeping up to date with developments in professional practice and expanding their knowledge and competence. I am at the beginning of my life long journey. In university I will be developing my basic needs to become a newly qualified nurse; however one way I can gain further understanding is by reflecting upon my experiences. Siviter (2004) describes that reflection is the process in which you look at yourself and your practice objectively. Bolton (2005) argues that it is the way you incorporate your theory and practice in order to grow as a professional.
Self Evaluation of Critical Thinking Susan R. Bolte The Ohio State University College of Nursing Graduate School Self Evaluation of Critical Thinking “Critical thinking in nursing is an essential component of professional accountability and quality nursing care” (Rubenfeld & Sheffer, 2010, p. 31). Nurses that use effective critical thinking must use certain habits of the mind, as well as, specific cognitive skills. According to Rubenfeld and Sheffer (2010), critical thinking is not only important to clinicians and educators, but also, it is important to patients and their significant others as it has a direct impact on the quality of patient outcomes. Quality patient outcomes require multiple levels of thinking (p. 9). By performing a self-assessment of my own critical thinking skills, I have revealed both strengths, as well as, weaknesses which have provided a basis for this paper.
This essay will discuss and debate a reflection of practical experience and how I accomplished the level of practise in my first nursing practise. Reflection requires self-awareness and analysis (Schutz et al, 2004) which will also relate critical thoughts in theory to practice. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect on within the essay is the recording of the vital signs. According to Kiesel and Perkins (2006),‘Measuring and recording a patient’s vital signs accurately important aspect of nursing which provides essential physiological data about the patients condition as static , deteriorating or indeed improving’ (2006). Nursing is a practise-based profession, so it is vital that the clinical skills, that are the tools of the grade(Maggie 1999).According to White(2000),‘To enable students to develop their proficiency in clinical skills nurse educators use innovative methods of supplementing the practice placement experience by turning to simulated practice to achieve this’ (2000).
The capstone will give you the opportunity to apply information and skills gained from previous courses (and work experience) and to develop a plan to address a "real world" healthcare issue and apply problem-solving skills to the issue, while using knowledge you acquired in the courses you took for your BSHS. You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response. Your opinions should be justified with evidence from the literature. References should be cited properly in the text of your essay, as well as at the end. Several scholarly references should be cited for this assignment.
For the purpose of this assignment the author has chosen to focus on the experiential learning theory (ELT) and it’s adaptation to facilitate clinical learning for the nurse educator. This theory directly relates to nursing education as it illustrates how individuals construct abstract representations from concrete experiences, which direct later actions. Nursing students strive to practice knowledge gained from lecture materials in actual concrete interactions with patients and likewise its adaptation of transforming experience into knowledge. ELT is a dynamic, holistic, process of learning from experience, based on a learning cycle that resolves the dual dialectics of action/reflection and experience/abstraction. It is applicable to all areas of life, operating at all levels of human society (Parssarelli & Kolb, 2012).
Practical Nursing Philosophy It seems that when we begin to see our profession as how it defines us we begin to look at it almost microscopically. You know this begins to happen when you begin to examine your personal nursing philosophy. Nurses that help comfort the families and patients need to have some personal reflection of their beliefs. These beliefs evolve with every nursing experience and a constant check of our ethical values and philosophy helps us only to become a better nurse. Philosophy can be defined as an integration of one’s own beliefs that explains relationships about a phenomenon in order to understand and make predictions.
The stroke unit is a specialist unit that cares for patients with strokes from an early point of their condition through to rehabilitation and, for some patients, up to discharge. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team that specialises in care for stroke patients. I will use Gibbs’ model of reflection (1988) in making sense of the cycle of six stages. Ways in which your skills have developed during your work placement. The reflections I have written demonstrate particular items of learning, but as an overview I would say that my skills have developed during the work placement by me becoming more aware of the systems in place on the ward, and increasing my knowledge of stroke and other related medical conditions.
The symptom is usually what brings the patient to seek out health care (Humphreys et al., 2008) and adherence to treatment by the patient is crucial. The nurse who provides a biopsychosocial view of the symptoms to help the patient better deal with their symptoms is imperative to this adherence. The Theory provides many target areas for research and furthers our knowledge of the development of symptom management. To provide a greater understanding