The Gibbs Model Of Reflection

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Overall, the aim of my practical assignment was to undertake an activity which was therapeutic in relation to my chosen client. My original prospect of the creation of a memory box did not only fulfill the previous aims listed in my plan, but also served as a stimulation tool through reminiscence of Mrs. R’s past. The initial objectives outlined were to gain consent prior to performing the activity, as well as a successful outcome being that the activity has been curative and remedial in terms of Mrs. R’s behaviour. In evaluation of my practice, I believe the outcome of the activity was favourable in terms of the transformation of Mrs. R’s state of mind and previous aggressive tendencies. This activity resulted in enhancing both her confidence as well as her perspective for the rest of the day. Following this activity, I was given oral feedback from my placement supervisor on areas of improvement as well as how effective the activity was as a whole. “Evaluation is an important part of nursing and nursing education. As nurses, we evaluate the interventions we use to determine if they are helping achieve patient outcomes.” (University of Minnesota 2012) The Gibbs Model of Reflection, 1988 will be employed throughout this evaluation, as guidance in the reflection of my intervention as well as an assessment of my overall practice. (Appendix 3) Reviewing how efficiently I carried out this activity is beneficial in helping me to develop a critical mindset and also enhance on existing skills as well as expanding my awareness through assessment of my practice. Prior to selecting the activity I thought to be most suitable in relation to Mrs. R, I closely observed Mrs. R’s behaviour as well as studying the interaction she shared w... ... middle of paper ... ...o my implementation stage, I outlined the possible risks involved within the activity which contributed in ensuring her Safety. I also chose Mrs R’s bedroom as an appropriate location for the activity as the activity consisted of discussing personal topics from Mrs R’s past and I felt this was suitable, in terms of Privacy. In regards to Realising Potential, I encouraged Mrs R to take control of the activity by handing her the photograph album in order to allow her to guide the conversation independently. Lastly, with Equality and Diversity, I employed anti-discriminatory practice when helping Mrs R regardless of her cognitive impairment or violent tendencies. In conclusion, this activity has expanded my awareness of the importance of theories in practice as well as developing new skills and learning how to evaluate my work through use of a reflective model.
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