Before the critical incident is examined it is important to look at what a critical incident is and why it is important to nursing practice. Girot (1997), cited in Maslin-Prothero, (1997) states that critical incidents are a means of exploring a certain situation in practice and recognising w... ... middle of paper ... ...ring Professionals for the Demands of Practice. Educating the Reflective Practitioner. San Francisco, Jossey – Bass, pp3 – 21. Thomas, B. Hardy, S. and Cutting, P. (1997) Mental health Nursing: Principles and Practice London: Mosby Smyth, K. 2004.
If someone gives you constructive feedback, you may use that for self-improvement. Constructive criticism can help you achieve your goal of being a better person. Constructive Criticism Does Not Remind Shortcomings Of A Person As it is described earlier, constructive criticism is directed toward behavior and when a person is reminded of some shortcomings, the frustration is only increased over which he has no control. Constructive Criticism Is Solicited Rather than imposed it is solicited. Criticism is most beneficial when the receiver has understood the kind of question and after analysing can answer, or when they actively seek and accept the feedback.
During this reflective assignment, it will explore what reflection is and how it relates to health care. There will be discussions on why reflection is used, its purpose, what it achieves and how health care professionals reflect in practice. A reflective model will be used to reflect on a critical incident in relation to consent, which has occurred during practice. The critical inci-dent will focus on communication, respect, and dignity. This reflective piece will also evaluate the positive and negative experience that has been gained from the critical incident and how it will help contribute to future learning.
Evidence Based Practice has many different definitions and in this essay the writer will be trying to identify what Evidence Based Practice is and why it is important for nursing practice. The writer will also explore whether there are any barriers in the implementation of Evidence Based Practice. Evidence Based Practice is a process which is generally used to describe research strategies. These research strategies allow clinicians to collate the most up to date knowledge, which enables them to make decisions about the care of individual patients. Evidence Based Practice is considered to be a useful approach in the improvement of medicine and health care provided to patients.
Emotional Intelligence and reflective practice are integral components of building a therapeutic relationship in nursing Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to recognize, control and analyse emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and bound. Reflective practice is a process by which one can stop and think about one’s practice, knowingly analyse decision making and use theory which are appropriate. The therapeutic relationship refers to the relationship between a healthcare professional and a client. This relationship is central to the client's concerned with approach to health care, and will show some of the skills that are developed by the medical practitioner, to enhance therapeutic relationship.
According to the theory, the role of nursing care is to enhance compliance as well as life expectancy. It bases its arguments on the nursing metaparadigm concepts including, person, environment, health, and nursing. The Roy’s model views the person as a bio-psychosocial being in constant interaction with the changing environment. The environment comprises contextual, focal, and residual stimuli. Health is an expected dimension of human life while nursing is defined as a science and adaptation of scientific knowledge into the practice of a nurse.
2. Conceptual utilization which refers to the usage of findings to enhance one’s understanding of a problem or issue in nursing. 3. Symbolic utilization which is the use of evidence to change minds of other people, usually decision makers. However, the Evidence based practice refers to research findings, quality improvement facts, methods of data evaluation, and professional’s suggestion to identify methods to improve the process.
For instance, critical thinking allows nurses to identify, evaluate and improve practice by bringing about change in response to feedback from various practice experiences.” However, as Gardner (2014), advocating there is a need to shift from focusing on nursing skills as an individual towards participating in a much more holistic critical process encompassing the wider social context. In this way, critical reflection incorporates principles of critical social theory. In addition, critical reflection from an essential social perspective aims to bring forth an awareness of any underlying assumptions so these may be challenged and altered for next time. As Usher and Holmes (2010) write, reflection “offers a way to bring to the surface the contradictions between what you intend to achieve in a situation and how you actually practice”. In addition, critical reflection may assist with advancing nursing practice from the status quo towards actively creating opportunities to change for a better outcome whether that may be during the experience or in the future.
To conclude, reflection is a skill necessary to the efficient function of a nurse in order to identify risk factors, which can be reduced by better preparation. To summarize, there is a constant need for health frameworks to govern nursing procedures. Nursing assessments require frameworks to reduce risks of wrong treatment, effective communication is required between colleagues and patients to avoid confusion. A standard of professionalism is required to ensure nurses aren’t over involved with their patients, education is important in promoting individual health, clinical reasoning is vital for the immediate treatment of a patient. Lastly reflection is ideal to analyse the positives and negatives, it is best to follow the Gibbs reflective cycle when evaluating methods.
In contemporary nursing practice, nurses need to integrate scientific knowledge and nursing theories prior to providing optimal health care. Nursing theories guide nurses to treat clients in a supportive and dignified manner through client centred approaches. However, it is challenge for nurses to practice client centred care in daily realities due to heavy workloads. In order to assist nurses to decrease the gap between ideal and real practice, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) develops Best Practice Guideline of Client-centred-care (Neligan, Grinspun, JonasSimpson, McConnell, Peter, Pilkington, et al., 2002). This guideline offers values and beliefs as foundation of client-centred care, and the core processes of client-centred care can facilitate provision of optimal nursing care.