Presentation And Utilization Of My Clinical Skills

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In this assignment, I need to reflect on the situations taking place during my preceptorship period for the development and utilization of my clinical skills as a newly qualified nurse called to serve in a new country to establish and maintain high quality of care according to standards. There is a variety of frameworks to facilitate this process, e.g., Rolfe et al. (2001), Johns (2000), Gibbs (1988). In this reflection I will be using Gibbs (1988) Reflective Cycle. Gibbs (1988) consists of six stages to complete one cycle to improve my nursing practice continuously and learning from the entire experience for better and safe practice in the future. The cycle starts with a specific, relevant and concise details and description of the situation, next is to analyse the feelings, third is an evaluation of the experience, fourth stage is an analysis to make sense of the experience, fifth stage is a conclusion of what else could I have done better and/or differently and final stage is an action plan to prepare if the situation arose again (NHS, 2006). Reflection is essential in all aspects of the delivery of nursing care. Research believes that nurses who are able to effectively reflect are: more proficient in developing strategies that promote a flexible, individualized and holistic approach to patient care; better equipped to resolve problems through thoughtful reasoning; and more inclined to monitor and enhance their professional competence (Braine, 2009; Rees, 2013).

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