Research Awareness. As a student nurse, my research will be searching for articles relating to respect and dignity in end of life care,
________________ Contents Page 2 – Intoduction Pages 3-5 – Method Page 6-7 – Findings Page 8 – Reflection Page 9 – Reference Page ________________ Introduction This assignment will be an individual report, of a search of literature, on the topic of respect and dignity. As the topic of respect and dignity is so broad, I wanted to focus my search on respect and dignity in end of life care. This was chosen as my clinical placement area, has a small number of patients that are for end of life care. I wanted to gain knowledge and develop my understanding on this topic, as this will benefit me in my clinical placement and further on in my nursing career. According to the NMC code of conduct, all nurses and midwives must follow the code, which lays out standards of conduct and ethics, one of which is “make the care of people your first concern, treating them as individuals and respecting their dignity”.(NMC 2010). Firstly this report will show why research is important to the nursing profession and any other health profession. I will then identify search strategies I used including key words, dates and exclusions. The report will describe the tools I used, such as databases and indexes and why I chose them. Also the report will include my findings on articles that were appropriate to my topic and why I retrieved these articles and
Team working and the NMC code. (Word count - 2136) This essay will discuss the positive and negative aspects of inter-professional collaboration, using examples from personal experiences of the collaborative group work during the module which developed the author’s awareness and skills for the future nursing career. The aim of this essay is to look at the significance of inter-professionally working within a multidisciplinary team in order to achieve the best patient-focused care. Within this essay the names and settings will not be disclosed in order to protect confidentiality (NMC 2008). The purpose of this essay is firstly to see what the NMC code means by effective and co-operative teamwork of nurses and highlight the issues that arise from collaboration such as fairness and anti-discrimination, respect of the professionals’ knowledge and experience, sharing the skills, taking advice from colleagues. Secondly it will be considered whether working in team makes better results than if people work alone. Finally, the effectiveness of what the author learnt during the Fundamentals of Professional Practice module will be discussed. These will include: communication skills, reflective practice, ethics and values of professional practice, principles and codes of professional practice. ________________ A team demands ‘collaborative, not competitive, effort,
The intention of this essay will be to describe the main features of the therapeutic relationship in terms of the experience between the student-nurse and the service user in a mental health setting.
Discuss the challenges of a student nurse in establishing therapeutic engagement with service users; using clinical examples and theoretical frameworks to illustrate points of discussion. Introduction Throughout this essay I will refer to myself as the Student nurse. The clinical example that shall be used, will be based from experiences within a community mental health setting for adults, where a care programme approach was applied. It will describe the settings and the importance of therapeutic engagement of the service user and the student- nurse. The intention of this essay will be to describe the main features of the therapeutic relationship in terms of the experience between the student-nurse and the service user. The essay will present a progressive picture of therapeutic interaction, in the varying stages of the service user’s illness. There will be shared thoughts and feelings about working with clients with mental health problems. It will relate the theoretical framework to the actual hands on experience in a community setting, drawing out the main advantages and disadvanges in relation to practice. The student-nurse will discuss the different stages throughout their developing relationship with the service user. They will also share their thoughts and feelings about their experience and aspects of the service users Illness.
SUPPORTING LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT. My experience of mentoring and assessing nursing students took place in demanding clinical area, which provides high dependency and critical care to children.
Module TITLE : Supporting Learning and Assessment Practice Module NO : GM6411 Intake : AO1 Assignment Title : Critically reflective account of my experiece of mentoring and assessing a student in PRACTICE. MODULE CO-ORDINATOR : LOUISE HUNT Contents Page NO : . 1-Introduction. . 2 - Knowledge and uderstanding of mentoring and assessing role. . 3-4 - EVALUTION of the learning environment in the practice setting. . 5-critical aprprausal of own perfomance as a mentor and asseeeor. . 6-Evidence of knowledge and application of relevant theories. . 7-CONCLUSION. 2. 8- appendix-1. 3. 9-refrences. Student Name : Kamlesh Jaiswar Student No : JAI05333730 Date of Submission : 5th dec 2008. Word Count : 2000. SUPPORTING LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICE REFLECCTIVE ACCOUNT OF EXPERIENCE OF MENTORING AND ASSESSESSING A STUDENT IN PRACTICE Clinical placements for nursing students, is often
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 (‘what?, so what?, now what?’) 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 strengths and weaknesses, this encourages lifelong learning. The ability to reflect is a vital part of life that requires a balanced thinking process and the capacity to look at your shortcomings.
The aim throughout this assignment is to critically analyse, explore and evaluate an element of study that I have used throughout my learning
2040936 Introduction The aim throughout this assignment is to critically analyse, explore and evaluate an element of study that I have used throughout my learning and reflect on how this can significantly contribute towards any future studies. As learning is a continuous process and we can never really say that our learning is complete, it is important to continually develop our learning skills both personally and professionally (http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/204502.article). I have chosen to discuss reflection and how it has had a big impact on both my academic skills at university and also within my workplace. I am going to use the Gibbs (1998) reflective model in this assignment to help me reflect on an element of previous study and how I can incorporate it in to the future. Reflection can be described as an examination of personal thoughts and actions and is an opportunity to recapture an experience, think about it, mull over it and evaluate it. It offers the ability to learn from past or present experiences that you think maybe of importance. This may include reflecting on a particular event or examining what you are thinking at the time. It is a learning tool in which you are able to recognise different ways of viewing a situation and offer possible solutions. It offers the opportunity to focus on how you interact with patients and colleagues and
The aim of this assignment is to critically evaluate the role of a mentor with personal reflection of the mentoring process, looking at four key requirements for mentoring practice.
MENTORING AND FACILIATING YOUR OWN AND OTHER PROFESSIONS The aim of this assignment is to critically evaluate the role of a mentor with personal reflection of the mentoring process, looking at four key requirements for mentoring practice. According to the Nursing Midwifery Council NMC (2006) the term mentor is used to describe the role of a registered nurse who assesses students’ needs, to help facilitate the learning process in a practical setting. Chambers and Wall (2000) suggest that a good mentor should include qualities of honesty, enthusiasm, trust, patience, knowledge, experience and empathy. They should also be able to have a non-judgmental attitude and good interpersonal skills. For this mentorship course I have been allocated a second year child branch student. She has had little to no experience working with neonates, but has worked on a children’s ward. Her placement will last 10 weeks and she has been allocated 2 mentors. For the first week of her placement she worked with me solidly. Kenworthy and Nicklin (2000) suggest that the more comfortable and secure a student feels within the placement environment, they are more likely to have a positive experience. Honey and Mumford (1992) express that if you teach according to a specific learning style, preferred by the student this creates a tailored learning experience. They suggest that it’s important to
Joanne Birkbeck NU1071 G20573441 'A 2000 word reflection, based on communication and interpersonal skills.Using Gibbs reflective model (1988)'. This is a reflective essay based on an experience during a clinical placement at a local hospital. The purpose of this essay is to examine the use of communication and interpersonal skills in clinical practice. I have decided on a particular event where a considerable length of time was spent communicating verbally and non verbally with a particular patient. To protect the identity and maintain confidentiality of the patient to be discussed they shall be referred to as 'Mary', this is in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct (2008). To aid me in the process of reflection Gibbs reflective model (1988) will be used. The Gibbs cycle consists of a description of the event, my feelings towards what happened, an evaluation of the event, an analysis, a conclusion, and an action plan.Reflection is an important part of nursing as it allows us to examine our abilities and gives the opportunity to improve the way we care in the future (Nurse Education Today, 2010). One morning during my clinical placement an opportunity arose to assist in a clinic that performs lumbar punctures. A lumbar puncture is a procedure to withdraw some of the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord to
A Critical Appraisal of a Published Piece of Research Related to Practice. Patient Dignity in an Acute Hospital Setting, by Dr. Lesley Baillie (2008)
A Critical Appraisal of a Published Piece of Research Related to Practice For this assignment the author has been asked to critically appraise a published piece of research related to practice. For the purposes of this work, a case study entitled “Patient Dignity in an Acute Hospital Setting,” by Dr. Lesley Baillie (2008) has been used. In justifying Baillie’s credibility as an author and as an experienced researcher, the author established she is a reader in healthcare at the University of Bedfordshire for the Institute for Health Research and she has been a trained acute nurse for the past 32 years. She is an author in her own right and has contributed to a number of other publications. Baillie completed her PhD on Patient Dignity in 2007. Between 2007–2009 Dr.Baillie was a consultant to the Royal College of Nursing’s ‘Dignity at the Heart of Everything we do’ campaign (Johnson, 2011). In order to maintain some structure to the essay, the author chose to use the “Critical Appraisal Skills Programme” (CASP). CASP is an assessment tool that has been developed for those unfamiliar with qualitative research (PHRU, 2006). The programme aims to develop skills and make sense of research evidence, which in turn enables us as professionals to put knowledge into practice. The aim of a critical appraisal is to extract the following information; is it of any
This assignment is a reflection that I undertook during my first clinical practice, using Driscoll’s (2000) reflective model, a recognised framework to demonstrate my ability to reflect critical thought in theory to practical skills. Reflection is defined as process of explaining and expressing from one’s own experiences and helps to enables us to develop and improve our skills and knowledge towards becoming professional practitioners (Jasper, 2003). Temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate and respiration are the vital signs that indicate the condition of someone’s ability to maintain blood flow, regulate body temperature, rate of breathing and heart-beat (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE, 2007). A small change in one vital sign can lead to detention in another vital sign. This assessment was analysed and interpreted in order to record and measure the vital signs accurately which significantly allowed practitioners to take appropriate action to meet the needs of the patient (The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), 2010). The first stage of Driscoll’s reflective mode (Johns 1994) describes what happened. The main purpose of this simulation is to increase student confidence and also to prepare student for real clinical setting.We were paired up where one took the blood pressure and the othertook the temperature, the respiration and the pulse