Nurses utilize communication as a key skill in the nursing process to deliver care to patients and work effectively with other multi disciplinary professionals. Communication can be defined as the process use by people to exchange information. This exchange of information could be the spoken word of mouth known as verbal communication or behaviour which accompanies the word of mouth like eye and facial expressions, tone of voice, body action and so on which is called non-verbal communication (Videbeck
Reflection is associated with learning from experience; stimulating personal and professional growth linking theory to practice (Burns and Bulman 2000). Engaging in reflective practice encourages improvements in quality of care (Whitehead and Mason 2005). By analysing past experiences to promote learning, and improve performance Clouder (2000) stated is a way of nurses keeping their knowledge updated; a requirement of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC 2008).
duringmy clinical placement to develop and utilise my interpersonal skills in order tomaintain the therapeutic relationships with my patient. In this reflection, I amgoing to use Gibbs (1988) Reflective Cycle. This model is a recognisedframework for my reflection. Gibbs (1988) consists of six stages to complete onecycle which is able to improve my nursing practice continuously and learningfrom the experience for better practice in the future. The cycle starts with adescription of the situation, next
` REFLECTION ON PREGNANT STROKE’ In this assignment, I need to reflect on what I have seen on the vignette of `pregnant stroke ‘ (midwife)to develop my interpersonal skill for therapeutic communication. For this purpose, I am going to use the 5`R’s‘of reflection which consist of 5 stages to complete one cycle. The cycle starts with reporting, next is responding, third is relating while fourth is reasoning and fifth is reconstructing. Baird and Winter (2005, p.156) give some reasons why reflection
Introduction As a first year student on the BSc Nursing program I am required to explore an aspect of nursing care and reflect upon my experience. I have completed my placement in a surgical ward in one of the HSE mid-western regional hospitals, for confidentiality reasons I cannot disclose the hospital or patients identity as information regarding a patient’s history, treatment and state of health is privileged and confidential. (An Bord Altranais code 2000). I have chosen to reflect on an incident
Introduction Therapeutic communication is the corner stone of good practice and paramount to the provision of good care. Doheny et al.(2007) observed that when certain skills are used to facilitate communication between nurse and client in a goal directed manner,the therapeutic communication process occurs. According to McCabe (2004) patient centred communication is a basic component of nursing and facilitates the development of a positive nurse - patient relationship. Nurses have a great
|Bsc: Nursing and Healthcare | I will use Gibb’s (1988) cycle of reflection to draw the cultural difference which I encountered whilst on placement as a Health Care Assistant (HCA) in UK practice settings. Gibbs (1988) Reflection Cycle provides a straightforward and structural framework. Reflection is an important part of gaining knowledge and understanding, to reflect on experiences
Strengths: • Recognition of personal weaknesses as opportunities of learning to improve the quality of care I provide in practice • Warmth, genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard towards other (Rogers 1961) • Good communication skills Personal Weaknesses: • A lack of experience of delegating • Speech anxiety when speaking in a group setting • Limited medication knowledge What Opportunities does my situation present for me to build on my strengths
reflect my action, I realized, I need improvement on all the aspects such as communication and team work. I had concentrated more on the procedure than on the communication. Hence, I need to improve a lot in communication because I did not introduce myself and did not communicate with the patient, as communication is one of the fundamental skills in nursing practice.(Kraszewski & Dr.McEwen, 2010) Hence good communication is extremely essential as it brings patient more comfort and support. (Bridge
Aynsley Jones BA Adult Nursing 01/11 Cohort ASCBA1002 / 4000BACFP – Communication for Health and Wellbeing Reflection on Communication ASCBA1002 Reflection on Communication. This essay will be looking at communication skills and how, when used effectively, they can be used to promote health and wellbeing. The essay will be split into 4 parts: • Part 1 will be looking at the definition of communication and why effective communication is important.