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Reflection Essay. The nursing skill I will be discussing is bed bathing a male patient.

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  • Submitted: 20/09/2012
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The aim of this assignment is to discuss and indentify a nursing skill whilst on placement. The nursing skill I will be discussing is bed bathing a male patient. A bed bath in this incident was necessary as the patient was unable to mobilise himself to the bathroom due to suffering from a recent stroke which had caused greatly reduced mobility.

To adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery code of professional conduct (NMC 2008), I will maintain my patientâs autonomy, to respect his right to confidentiality. Therefore no names will be used. Clear verbal consent was gained from my patient as the NMC states (NMC 2008a), to enable myself to reflect on this experience.

I am going to use Driscollâs (2000) model of reflection, What? So what? What next? To reflect upon this experience and too gain knowledge and understanding of how the skill has to be adapted between males and females. It is also to enhance my personal and professional learning which will assist in developing my nursing knowledge.

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As a female student, going out for the first time onto a ward with mixed sex patients was very nerve racking for me. I

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