Personal Reflection In Nursing

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Register to read the introduction… Upon reflection it appears that I got emotionally involved with the patient. Having sympathy for the patient can interfere with the care givers ability to accurately perceive the patients experience or offer assistance (Forsyth 1980). In reflection on this experience me becoming involved with the patient did interfere with my ability to offer assistance to the patient and work as a team member. I realised that support can be given to patients without me becoming involved and not feeling negative about my team members that I am working with. Morse et al (1991) states that the process of detachment may be a crucial process that allows nurses to overcome the stress caused by a patients …show more content…
I would not have realised that I making judgements about my colleagues that are more experienced than me. If I was put in this position again I would reflect on my past actions and experience, I would read the patients notes before attending appointments made with them the visit speaking to mentor to see where I can improve and writing down my actions after visiting patients and observing my behaviour and attitude over a period of time. Writing is a means where one can facilitate reflective practice (Heath,1998).

Entry three

This entry of the portfolio is going to reflect on another field of nursing and how the skills of the health professionals in that field of nursing are used for caring for patients. Paediatric nursing involves working with sick and vulnerable patients from birth through to adolescent they are specialised in caring for children.
Paediatric nursing entails skills that are similar to that of other branches of nursing such as communication skills and listening skills however some of the skills that paediatric nursing entails are also complex. Caring for young patients may seem simple; however paediatric nurses have to learn and understand about major developmental milestones, from infants to adolescents, Changes with each age group will
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Gibbs reflective cycle (1998) consists of 7 stages: Description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan.

In the first IPE session it was discussed that which team member should be the facilitator, no one agreed. We had problems deciding what topics that we were going to focus.
Our aim in the next IPE session was to bring ideas together and focus on an agreed topic which was truth telling although a broad topic we focused on the importance of truth telling between patient, nurse and doctor. We agreed to do a role play around this topic, using a role play can encourage behaviour that may be encouraged in nurse patient situations Shearer and Davidhizar, (2003).

Gibbs (1988) also states that role playing can help learners to empathise with we should put the position and feelings of other people. We struggled for ideas of what we should put in the role play. It took booking sessions in our own time to finally decide what to put in the role play we focused on a patient with cancer and how to break bad news. Roles were delegated; I had the role as a nurse. We used Buckam (1994) 6 stages of breaking bad

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