Case Reflection

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As the scenario unfolded, I noticed that Brandon was easy to work with, cooperative, and provided my partner and I with supportive feedback throughout the caring process including information as to how to position a patient’s leg to increase stability while they are side lying. Additionally, one physical aspect I noticed about Brandon was that he could not move his legs as a result of a spinal cord injury. Brandon’s injury prevented him from completing tasks independently, such as bathing much of his body. Therefore, my partner and I took the task of providing a proper and effective cleaning. The day before this scenario, I was able to practice bed baths on my classmates and learn the important do’s and do not’s regarding bathing. I believe…show more content…
Interpreting The interpreting stage of Tanner’s Clinical Judgment helps nurses give meaning to a specific patient’s situation (Jambunathan, J., Lancaster, R. J. & Westphal, J., 2015). This scenario allowed me to interpret the everyday struggles that may be faced by those who are paralyzed and how these people must thereby adapt their lifestyle as a result. In Brandon’s case, I tried to interpret what it would be like if I was not able to use my legs and what safe measures would need to be used while providing care. I came to the understanding that I would have to increasingly rely on my family for help with aspects such as getting around my home and I would not be able to participate in many of my favorite past times. Many aspects including the SP, my lab instructor, and my partner brought about my personal understanding and interpretation of Brandon’s scenario, in addition to allowing me to better my…show more content…
Specifically, we reflected about how we should handle the cleaning of his legs. As stated above, our response to this situation was to work together while cleaning Brandon’s legs in order to provide effective hygiene care to appendages that are difficult for him to keep clean. Consequently, this reaction contributed to the scenario, as I was still able to complete a proper cleansing and assessment of the Brandon’s legs, prevent myself from obtaining an injury as a result of heavy lifting, as well as remind myself that challenges of some form will always accompany patient
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