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NURSING:: Critically examine an incident from recent practice whilst using a model of reflection.

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  • Essay length: 3323 words
  • Submitted: 08/11/2004
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INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this essay is to critically examine an incident from recent practice whilst using a model of reflection. This will enable me to analyse and make sense of the incident and draw conclusions concerning personal learning outcomes. The meaning of critical analysis and critical incidents will briefly be discussed followed by the process of reflection. The incident will then be described and analysed and then I will discuss issues raised in light of the recent literature relating to the incident. I will conclude with explaining what I have learned from the experience and how it will change my future actions.

Critical analysis involves assessing the differences, beliefs, benefits and disadvantages of a situation. (Polit and Hungler 1999). Burns and Bulman (2000) express that it is an important skill in professional practice and academic work. Engaging in critical analysis is a positive and constructive process as it identifies any strengths and weaknesses. (Girot 2001)

Burns & Bulman (2000) described critical incidents, as incidents that have had an emotional impact on individuals whereby the incident may be a positive or negative one. They are a means of examining significant incidents or situations in the practice

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