Reflection as a learning tool allows me to identify the positive and negative aspects of my practice and to draw upon previous experiences and apply them to new situations “Reflective practice has, however, the potential to help practitioners in all fields unlock the tacit knowledge and understanding that they have of their practice and use this to generate knowledge for future practice”. (Schutz, 2007 pg.26) The clinical competency I have chosen in this report is Phlebotomy. As part of my role as a health care support worker within a District Nursing team Phlebotomy is one of my primary duties. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect upon within this account is venepuncture. Confidentiality has been maintained throughout within this assignment and all names and locations are changed in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct (2008, Section: Confidentiality) and for this purpose I have chosen to name the patient as Mrs Jones.
Reflective Account The purpose of this essay is to provide a reflective account on a clinical intervention I was involved in during practice experience. An adapted versions of Driscoll’s (2002) What? Model will be used in order to guide me through the reflective process (see appendix 1). Reflection on an experience is a learning activity requiring an ability to analyse one’s self in relation to what has happened or is happening and make judgements regarding this (Driscoll 2007). In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008), confidentiality shall be maintained throughout.
At the individual level it is recognizing and reflecting on an issue that restricts one’s abilities and experiences, then taking action to change the issue for themselves and others affected (Chinn & Kramer, 2011). The key objective of praxis is through reflection to incorporate theory, practice and art to aid in the recognition and valuing of diverse types of knowledge (Kilpatrick, 2008). Praxis plays an integral role for the APN and there should be a solid foundation of understanding. There are several benefits for APN’s use of nursing praxis; it influences the relationship the practitioner develops with patients, their families and colleagues. Moreover, it provides the opportunity for change, personal nursing theory and knowledge development through self-reflection.
These core concepts lead nurses to actions that guide their practice. Nurses incorporate these concepts as they review, formulate, and deliver nursing care (Brilowski & Wendler, 2005). Nursing is a common core concept of nursing theories. Comparing and analyzing the definition of the concept of nursing among theories helps to distinguish the differences between them. It is also important to know where and how theories can best apply to current nursing practice.
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.
Introduction The purpose of research is to answer questions that exist around a subject or to develop a solution. It aims to add to the existing knowledge of a topic. The goal of nursing research is to contribute to the evidence to support best clinical practise and education in the nursing profession (REF). This assignment will focus on the subject of the effects of post thrombotic syndrome following lower extremity dvt. This subject was chosen as..............
Elements of a recognised framework by Cormack (2000) will be used as a guideline through the critique process. Critique is defined by Polit et al (2000) as a careful critical appraisal of the strengths and limitations of a piece of research. They state that a written critique should serve as a guide to researchers and practitioners, and should help to advance a particular area of knowledge. The critique should also help those who are practising nursing, to decide how the findings from a study can be best incorporated into practice (Nieswiadomy, 2002). Knapp (1998) points out that if research is to provide convincing evidence on which to base practice, it must be capable of withstanding scrutiny regarding the quality and relevance of the researchers work.
This essay will discuss and reflects using Gibbs reflective cycle (1988) about the use of pressure ulcer prevention tool and how functional it is based on evidence based practice (EBP) that will facilitate to enhance the possible result of an underlying procedure. According to Jasper (2003), reflection is a fundamental tool in order for the student’s to understand the broad perspective between theory and practice. Reflection is an active process that enables health care professionals gain a deeper understanding of their experiences and it serves to extend our professionalism and develop our confidence in a bid to make sense of clinical experiences (Ghaye, Gillespie & Lillyman 2000).In accordance to Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of practice the details about the client will not be given to ensure the confidentiality and protection of the patient (NMC, 2008). The first part of Gibbs reflective cycle is the description. As a health care professional trained in different approach, I assessed my client based on the theory and learning experience that I have had.
The purpose of this paper is to select and analyze one of the many nursing theories that exist. The focus of the theory and its history will be explored. In addition, the motivational factor behind the development of the theory and the creator’s philosophical beliefs and values will also be discussed. Then, concepts of the selected theory will be compared to the nursing metaparadigm. The nursing theory that will be discussed in this paper is the Interpersonal Relations theory, created by Hildegard E. Peplau.
It is that form of practice which seeks to problematise many situations of professional performance so that they can become potential learning situations and so the practitioners can continue to learn, grow and develop in and through their practice” Jarvis P. (1992) pp174 -181. Johns, C (2000a) pg 34, describes reflection as a window through which the practitioner can view and focus self within the context of his own lived experience in ways that enable him to confront, understand and work towards 1 resolving the contradictions within his practice