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Student Nurse Placement Reflection and Personal Development Plan.

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  • Essay length: 1656 words
  • Submitted: 02/01/2013
  • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
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The purpose of this essay is to reflect on my experience and skills gained during a two-week clinical placement as a first year Student Nurse and also the learning outcomes stated in my Personal Development Plan (PDP). This experience will relate to the development of ability to form therapeutic relationships with patients stated in my PDP as a Learning Objective. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct (2008) all personal information and locations have been changed to protect confidentiality.

I have chosen Driscolls Model of Reflection (2006) as it consists of three questions (âwhat?, so what?, now what?â) that facilitate critical thinking and in-depth reflection which, in turn, will help me to compile learning objectives for the future. Driscoll (2006) describes reflection as a euphemism like looking in to the mirror at your appearance, you may like what you see and not need to change your appearance but on the other hand there could be something you do not like which needs to change in order to be improved.

According to the British Medical Association (2009) a PDP can be used as a framework for individuals to highlight their

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