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…show more content…
The nurse-patient relationship (NPR) is considered the foundation of nursing care, the context in which nurses practice. The NPR is an interpersonal process that develops over time between patients and nurses (Hagerty; Patusky, 2003). In addition, the elements of this process generally include a beginning or development of trust, middle or working phase, and an ending or termination phase within the context of caring, sharing, and goal orientation. This conceptualization is grounded in the work of Peplau (1952) and was subsequently expanded in the works of interactional nurse theorists such as King (1981), Paterson and Zderad (1988), and Travelbee (1971). Over the years that I have been qualified in my home country, I worked in various units and departments to which I strongly felt that the skills, knowledge and more importantly the competence I gained were enough to widen my horizon, shoot for the stars and try my luck elsewhere where there is shortage of health care professionals. The global migration of nurses is not new. Trends indicate that this immigration pattern will continue as the current global nursing shortage worsens ( Kingma, 2001 ). This perceived assumption of personal competence along with experience and hard
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