Hea 450 Assignment Professional and Management Development Essay

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HEA 450 Assignment Professional and Management Development Within this assignment I will utilise the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency (NMC 2004a) for entry to the register to critically reflect upon my portfolio of evidence in order to demonstrate that I am fit to practice. In doing this I will discuss the terms ‘proficiency’ and ‘reflection’. I will identify the model of reflection I am going to use within this assignment and will give a rationale for this choice. For each domain I will provide a critically analysed reflection, using evidence taken from my portfolio. For each domain I will demonstrate what learning has taken place, identifying a learning outcome and action plan from each reflection.…show more content…
In doing this it uses the questions What? So what? and Now what? These 3 steps make this a straight forward model to follow, stimulating reflection at both a novice and advanced level, thus making it suitable for use by the student nurse and also for continuing professional development (Taylor 2000). Johns model of reflection (1994, cited in Jasper 2003), provides five cues which help practitioners to access, make sense of and learn through experience. These cues are; ‘Description’, which invites practitioners to describe the experience and identify key issues; ‘Reflection’, which asks what the practitioner was trying to achieve and also to describe their feelings; ‘Influencing factors’ which asks the practitioner to identify what factors influenced their decision making and actions; ‘Alternative strategies’ which asks what other choices were available and what would the consequences of these choices have been. Finally, the cue ‘Learning’ asks what action the practitioner taken to support themselves and others and has the experience changed their practice (Jasper 2003). Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle is fairly straightforward and encourages a clear description of the situation, analysis of feelings, evaluation of the experience, analysis to make sense of the experience, conclusion, where other options are considered and also an action plan, which examines what the reflector would do if the

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