Essay about The Role Of Reflection Within The Nursing Profession

824 Words Mar 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Nursing from the mid-1920’s has been on the increase of being classed as a proper job, allowing people to peruse this as a career, not just an interest. Working, as a health care provider is more than just a job, it is a career, however, being able to be a reflective nurse is important. “Reflection is an essential attribute to the development of autonomous, critical and advanced practitioners” (Caldwell & Grobbel, 2013). It allows for nurses to reflect on the day’s practice, whether how they treated the patients was appropriate or needs improvement. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to show the significances of reflection within the nursing profession.
Since I was a young child, I have wanted to pursue nursing as a career. Nursing is a blend of abstract and concrete thinking to give the ability to assist individuals sick or well, in activities to health or recovery from birth to death. Factors have come into consideration for choosing nursing as a career, however, a few factors include, the ability to help others, the ability to travel as a career and nursing as run in the family. The ability to help others is something that I am passionate about. When I have been in hospital myself, the care and support I was given to by the nurses, was excellent and I would endeavour for future patients to receive the same treatment and nurturing care I received. Knowing that Australia is a first world country, I would like to peruse my nursing career in a country that is less…

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