Counselor as Scholar Practitioner Shawn P. Mahan Walden University Counselor as Scholar Practitioner Mental health counseling encompasses a wide variety of knowledge and skill sets. Obtaining a clear grasp and interpretation of these useful tools requires observance of efficacious guidelines. One of the skills necessary to demonstrate proficiency as a mental health counselor is that of becoming a research specialist. The author intends to isolate these key characteristics of development needed to meet the demands of scholar-practitioner. Through this identification, the reader will attain a greater understanding of the requirements needed for competent mental health counseling.
Professional counselors also need to consider how issues such as race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, family structure, trauma, and sexual and gender orientation affect a client’s presenting concerns and what impact these variables have on the acceptability of , and the access to, counseling (Erford, 2010). Clients are being misdiagnosed due to managed health care guidelines. According to Braun and Cox (2005) managed care guidelines determine whether and how counselors deliver services and whether services are reimbursable. When insurance reimbursement is denied because managed care
The National Health Service (NHS) EoLC Programme emphasises the importance of education and staff development so that EoLC discussions can be facilitated between health care teams, patients and family members. However to facilitate this aim there is a need for a greater understanding of the exact nature of EoLC within critical care areas, how withdrawal of treatment processes are operationalized within differing critical care specialities, and what the roles of critical care nurses are within EoLC so that education and staff development can flow from empirical evidence. This study aims to explore the role of the critical
Dangerous Confrontation Investigation This assignment will identify and describe the procedure and how it occurs in my clinical practice. Following there will be a critical analysis that addresses the history of this procedure and how has it developed over time, what policy/protocols underpin the procedure and what evidence is available to support the use of the procedure in clinical practice. Also this assignment will address the purpose of the procedure in the delivery of psychiatric services, the role of the procedure has in my practice area, the implications of the procedure for the patient/consumer, the role it plays in patient-centered care delivery and the implications of the procedure for mental health nursing practice. This assignment will also suggest on dangerous confrontation that took place at my placement. It will portray how dangerous confrontation investigation is integrated in the care delivery of people experiencing with mental health issues specifically from a nursing viewpoint.
The purpose of this essay is to reflect and critically study an incident from a clinical setting whilst using a model of reflection. This will allow me to analyse and make sense of the incident and draw conclusions relating to personal learning outcomes. The significance of critical analysis and critical incidents will briefly be discussed followed by the process of reflection using the chosen model. The incident will then be described and analysed and the people involved introduced. (The names of the people involved have been changed to protect their privacy) and then I will examine issues raised in light of the recent literature relating to the incident.
In order to preserve confidentiality pseudonyms will be used and each nursing unit referred to as A and B. The main differences between the two people identified, will be highlighted for discussion. Finally the authors will discuss key organisational and personal opportunities for learning gained from this assignment. 1.1. Definition of a leader A leader is defined as an individual who influences and guides direction, opinion and course of action (Jooste 2004.)
COSOLIDATING: REFLECTIVE PRACTICE. INTRODUCTION: In this reflective essay, the writer intends to explain the concepts of reflection. Analyse and critically reflect on his professional development throughout the branch pathway during his training placement programme. Among the module undertaken are perspective of mental health, therapeutic use of self, patient focus, restoring mental health, supervision and management of care. With the use of Gibbs and John’s reflective model, the writer will critically examine acquisition of clinical knowledge and skills.
Not only is it important for healthcare providers to construct and implement a treatment plans, but also to involve patients in medical decision making about their treatment. To determine effectiveness, healthcare providers must assess how treatment of the illness effects the patient in addition to their own evaluation of treatment. The dictionary definitions of effective are (a) adequate to accomplish a purpose, producing the intended or expected result; (b) in operation or in force, functioning; (c) producing a deep or vivid impression; (d) prepared and available for service; and (e) a member of the armed forces fit for duty or active service (“Effective”, n.d. a). According to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary (2006), the medical definitions of effective are (a) the extent to which a treatment achieves its intended purpose; (b) A measure of the accuracy or success of a diagnostic or therapeutic technique when carried out in an average clinical environment. According to Wikipedia (n.d. b), the usage of effective includes (a) mathematics, can be used as a synonym of
This essay is a reflective account of one situation that occurred whilst on a community placement. This assignment will aim to identify the evidence base from which the actions of the nurse were decided in regards to the treatment that was provided. In order to discuss my own thoughts and feelings in regard to the actions and treatment that was given, this assignment will be wrote in the first person to identify areas where I can develop my knowledge and future practice (Webb, 1992). To assist with my reflection, the use of the What? model of structured reflection will be used (Driscoll, 1994).
The development of reflective review offers the practitioners a useful way to take responsibility for his or her clinical effectiveness. Johns (1995) has stated that the methods for managing quality in care needed to be devolved to the point of delivery and that this is an essential aspect of everyday practice. Reflection is used as means of exploring approaches to clinical supervision, clinical effectiveness and clinical governance, as well as reflecting on the participant’s skills. This essay describes a reflective experience while demonstrating a skill to deliver a presentation on Postoperative Care of the patient on return to ward. I will also discuss in this paper the reflective account on the evidence base for the chosen area of practice; a critical discussion about the practice in the chosen area; a critical evaluation of the presentation, including strengths and areas that needs to be developed; and a model or framework of reflection to be used.