Essay on Critical Reflection on One Nurse-Family Interaction

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Introduction This paper describes a significant learning family interaction that occurred when I was working in a community placement as a student nurse. I would be reflecting on that family interaction and use the “One Question Question” approach and analyse how this would contribute to your learning needs and nursing practice. Critical or significant interactions can be defined as situations that make an impression or have a special meaning to an individual. The analysis of such incidents, a useful reflective technique helps us to identify professional capabilities, increase knowledge of self and improve patient care outcomes (Lian, 2001) and lead to practice that is better informed than before the reflection (Usher et al, 2001).…show more content…
The OQQ provides tremendous opportunities for nurses to be aware of and understand the areas of families’ greatest anxiety, challenges, sufferings, and concerns. By simply asking the OQQ can give the message to the family that as a nurse I care about the family and want to be helpful. (Duhamel et al, 2009) In the case of my family interaction, the OQQ helps me as a student nurse to communicate with the parents about their son. Family is the constant in the adolescent’s life, hence; I must work with the family to develop the best plan of care for the adolescent. The family is also the adolescent’s main source of support providing stability in what can be an otherwise traumatic period in the adolescent’s life. The most important task of the nurse is to provide support to the family. Nurses should not only establish rapport with the patient but also with the family. This allows for optimal collaboration and collaborating with the family maximizes each child’s growth and well- being. Working together parents and health care workers can make more personal and informed decisions regarding what the best treatment is for the child. (Neal et al., 2007) To be able to come up with the best nursing care plan, I need to know what is happening currently. I need have an understanding of how the family and the son are
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