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Personal and professional development - my learning influences and career choices

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´╗┐Ella Hastings Personal and professional development Task1 P1: Some learning influences may have barriers that will affect each individual in some way. One influence may be friends, friends may influence you in a positive way such as; motivating you, helping you with your work, the way you act (in class), being positive you can do things, and also sharing your learning experience with you. However the influence of friends does have some negatives such as; not allowing you to do/complete work, making you go out with them (e.g. to a party on the weekend), making you lazy, not allowing you to reach the deadline of assignments and also friends can shape your behaviour in a learning environment. Another influence may be social networking sites; websites such as Facebook and Twitter by choice have overtaken many young people?s lives so they have again both positive and negative effects. Some individuals use slang consistently through facebook and also texting, this will have a negative effect on their learning process as they may find it harder to understand correct grammar so therefore delaying there learning process. ...read more.


studying level 3 extended diploma in health and social care, already I?m finding it very interesting and on target with what I want to pursue in the future as my career of nursing. Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career, however I hope to feel the rewards and have self belief that I am ready to embark on this career. I am eager to pursue a career in which I am able to help and care for people, becoming a nurse would allow me to fulfil this ambition. Nursing is a career for dedicated, reliable, trusting people who are able to develop relationships with patients quickly. I have these skills and I genuinely want to make a difference to people, to assist them and their families through difficult times when they are at their most vulnerable. The role of nursing is changing as nurses are far more involved in the welfare of patients and this is placing more responsibility on nurses. ...read more.


It?s important for care workers to understand these communication barriers during work in the health and social care sector before they can then excel their own learning/ working processes. Care workers need to obtain good organisation skills in order to develop and work with clients that depend on the care workers. Being organised is very important in personal learning and development as it shows how easy to make mistakes should be kept to a minimum as this could be fatal, an example of this is a nurse in a busy ward delivery patients with their daily medication, if the nurse is disorganised, this increases the possibility of that nurse making a mistake with medication with the impact being fatal (giving a patient the wrong medication). Personal learning and development in health and social care is very important as what they learn does have either a positive or negative effect for anyone working alongside that care worker. Being a nurse of care worker is a demanding job and does require the ability to adapt their learning process to each different situation in order to develop their knowledge positively in health and social care. ...read more.

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This essay discusses personal learning and the skills required to be a nurse. It is a little confusing in what it is aiming to answer but is complete in the work presented.

At times, it is a description of skills rather than an explanation. This could easily be amended and enhanced by trying to say why it is necessary to have these skills. Examples would also help.


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