Mental Health Clinical Reflection

1921 Words8 Pages
Clinical Reflection Paper My experience in mental health clinical was very different from any other clinical I had before. In a mental health clinical setting, I am not only treating client’s mental illnesses, I am also treating their medical problems such as COPD, diabetes, chronic renal failure, etc. Therefore, it is important to prepare for the unexpected events. In this mental health clinical, I learned that the importance of checking on my clients and making sure that they are doing fine by performing a quick head-to toes assessment at the beginning of my shift. I had also learned that client’s mental health illness had a huge impact on their current medical illness. Before my shift started, I did my research about my new client…show more content…
4). Therefore, I asked nurse A to stay with us while I was administrating the puffers to client W because that was my first time giving inhalers, so I wanted to make sure that I was using the proper techniques. Afterwards, I stayed with the client for at least 10 to 15 minutes just to make sure his breathing is stable after administrated his inhalers. Most Challenging Aspect of The Clinical Situation The most challenging aspect of this clinical situation was that the client always wants to run away from us as soon as he believes he is doing fine and does not need to be with the nurses. It was hard to deal with a client who loves to seek attention, as soon as he gets a hold of the nurse and gets what he wants, he just wanted to run away from the nurse. Working with a client with such behaviours, I would wonder if I, as a nurse was taking too long to provide the care that he receives every day from other nurses. I wanted to make sure that the client’s condition is stable, as Canadian Nurses Association (2008) stated one of the nursing values and ethical responsibilities is that “[n]urses work with people to enable them to attain their highest possible level of health and well-being” (p. 10). It was my responsibility to make sure my client’s
Open Document