Nursing Reflection on Clincial Prcatice
(AN ASPECT OF NURSING CARE)
Reflection on Clinical Practice – First Placement (Year 1)
The following essay is a reflective account on an event that I, a student nurse encountered whilst on my first clinical placement in my first year of study. The event took place in a nursing home. All names have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the patient (NMC, 2008).
Throughout this essay I shall be using Gibbs model of reflection. The following reflective account also forms one aspect of the EC hour’s directive, namely that of caring for clients with mental health problems.
I have chosen to reflect on the event described …show more content…
At this point I felt quite small and rather angry with myself at not remembering such a basic thing which is so important in nursing: to communicate with all patients using any means at your disposal as a nurse and a professional. Communicating with patients is the most important thing nurses do.
My mentor then started to converse with Mrs. Lewis, I learnt some interesting facts about Mrs. Lewis’ life and background but more importantly I learnt from my mentor how to communicate with the patient. For the remaining time of my placement I continued to administer Mrs. Lewis’ her medications all the while remembering to talk to her and explain what I was doing and why, this made me feel positive and much more confident too. The confidence I gained helped me