Reflective Journal Essay

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Reflective Journal Regan Preston - 20825201 Unit: NURS8817 Mental Health Table of Contents Clinical Placement Reflections ............................................................................................................ 3 Reflection ............................................................................................................................................ 3 References ............................................................................................................................................. 6 2 Clinical Placement Reflection This journal is to reflect on the situations that have taken place during my clinical placement at Graylands Hospital - Frankland Forensic Centre, Claremont, WA, and my community placement at CATPLA – intense day care unit, Rockingham, WA. This reflection is based on the Gibbs Reflective Cycle (1988) model.1,2 The Gibbs reflection model consists of six stages to complete one cycle, which facilitates in my ability to improve my nursing practice continuously and learning from the experiences for better practices in the future.1,2 The cycle starts with a description of the situation, analysis of the feelings, an evaluation of the experience, an analysis to make sense of the experience, a conclusion of what else could I have done and final stage is an action plan to prepare if the situation arose again.2 Reflection is to generate practice knowledge, assist an ability to adapt new situations, develop self-esteem, adding value and professionalizing practice.1,2 However, O’Connor2 explain that reflection is about gaining selfconfidence, identify when

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