Choose a common condition we have discussed in the module. dementia, stroke, cv disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, cancer or EOL care. You may focus on an experience that occurs within the patient journey.
ASSIGNMENT - Principles of Nursing (Adult field)
Students are required to write up to a maximum of 2000- word reflective piece of work exploring their professional responsibility in shared decision-making for an individual with a common occurring condition within their field of nursing. A reflective model of choice should be utilised within the assignment with a brief rationale for choice of model.
Choose your reflective model
We suggest Driscoll
Driscoll (2007) first developed their reflective model in 1994 as a framework to guide self-reflection on specific events or happenings. The model was based on the 1970s work of Borton (1970) who had advocated for reflective practice using three questions: What? So what? and Now what? (Driscoll, 2007).
Part one - The WHAT
Having an experience in clinical practice / what the description of the event (Introduction)
Choose a common condition we have discussed in the module. dementia, stroke, cv disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, cancer or EOL care. You may focus on an experience that occurs within the patient journey. This may be the acute phase or long-term management. Keep this section brief. (approx. 250 words)
Part 2: The What and SO WHAT
Purposefully reflect on selected aspects of that experience (Main body of the essay)
Reflect on how you as a nurse and other professionals can manage the patients experience considering the following:
- Explore the concepts of holistic and person-centred care and reflect on the nursing responsibility.
- Explain the nursing process and choose a model of care. Discuss how assessment and shared decision making inform the planned care for someone with this condition, including the transition between services and the multidisciplinary approach. Reflect on the nurse’s role from these perspectives.
- Considering the chosen condition, explore and reflect on the nurse’s role for promoting non-discriminative practice and utilising good communication skills and avoiding barriers.
- Identify key aspects of good quality care and how professionals can work well together to benefit the patient? You will need to criticise using the literature, what does the literature say about the care being given. Use evidence-based practice
Approx. 1,500 words
Part 3 The NOW WHAT / analysis of the event (Conclusion)
What personal learning has occurred from your reflection and how will you action it when you meet a patient like this on placement?
What actions would you take forward when nursing a patient with the common condition you have chosen in a future placement (approx. 250 words)
It is up to you to discern the shape and format of your essay – there is no set format expected – all students essays will be different and that is OK!!
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