What should a student nurse reflect on?

What should a student nurse reflect on?

Reflecting on clinical placement

  • Communication with others within the clinical setting – this may include staff members, patients and relatives.
  • Your ability to work within a team.
  • Your role and relationship with others within the clinical practice.
  • Your problem solving skills.
  • Your time management skills.

What’s a reflective account?

In practical terms, a reflective account should be a brief, written description of an experience and your actions, including what went well and what did not go well, and what you have learnt for the future.

How do you write a CPD reflection?

Here are our five tips to help you write effective reflective statements for CPD.

  1. Use the competencies wheel. Your reflective statements need to cover learning activities and personal development.
  2. Set aside a specific time to reflect.
  3. Think about your everyday work tasks.
  4. Reflect on your working week.
  5. Take notes.

What is reflection in medical practice?

It is characterised by positive, fulfilling experiences and feedback, but also involves uncertainty and the emotional intensity of supporting colleagues and patients. Reflecting on these experiences is vital to personal wellbeing and development, and to improving the quality of patient care.

How do you write a reflection in nursing?

These are: > description; > assessment; > evaluation; and > action. A series of “prompt” questions at each step can guide the nurse or midwife as they frame their work. The prompt questions included in the diagram below are drawn from the models in appendix one and can be used in the reflective writing process.

Why should student nurses reflect?

Studies have shown that nurses who take the time to reflect on their daily experiences provide enhanced nursing care, have a better understanding of their actions, which in return develops their professional skills (Hansebo & Kihlgren, 2001). Reflective practice is an important component of the nursing curriculum.

How do you write a reflective account?

Top tips for writing a Reflective Account

  1. What happened? What did you observe?
  2. What was your role?
  3. What issue is being addressed or population is being served?
  4. What were your initial expectations?
  5. What are you most proud of?
  6. Did you learn a new skill or clarify an interest?
  7. How can you apply this learning?
  8. Did you hear or feel anything that surprised you?

Why is reflection important in healthcare?

Reflection enables health professionals to share knowledge with others, to benefit practice and helps practitioners make sense of challenging and complicated situations (Chapman et al, 2008). Reflection allows an objective to look at our practice in order to improve the quality of our performance at work.

Why do nurses use Gibbs model of reflection?

Reflection is a key aspect of the personal and professional development that nurses are required to undertake to keep pace with the changing nature of practice. It helps ensure safe and effective evidence-based care by allowing nurses to constantly improve their skills.

Why is it important to reflect as a nurse?

It allows you to recognize your own strengths and weakness, and use this to guide on-going learning. By reflection you will develop your skills in self-directed learning, improve motivation, and improve the quality of care you are able to provide.

What is a reflective account in teaching?

Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works – a process of self-observation and self-evaluation.

What is reflective practice and why is it important?

Reflective Practice is an essential part of developing new skills, but at a deeper level it grows the capacity of the individual to respond to challenges, make timely decisions, manage emotions, conduct productive relationships and cope with stress.

What does NMC say about reflection?

Reflection allows you to make sense of a situation and understand how it has affected you. It allows you to identify areas for learning and development to include in your professional development objectives and supports sharing and learning from other professionals.

What is a reflective account in nursing?

Read about how other nurses took inspiration from a CPD article and applied that new learning to their nursing practice. Reflective accounts also count towards revalidation.