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In this assignment, I will reflect upon an incident within the clinical practice involving a smoker patient . For the purpose of this assignment, Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle (1988) has been used to guide the reflection on the incident. The patient's name, in relation to confidentiality will not be used according to NMC confidentiality.
It was one of the clinical days in cardiology department on Monday afternoon. One incident that is worth reflecting on was my encounter with a 52 years old female patient who smoke on average 20 cigarettes per day since more than 20 years. She is an overweight who has recently been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COPD is a a lung disease characterised by the narrowing of the airways. COPD also refers to chronic bronchitis and emphysema, the latter of which Sarah has been diagnosed with. It is emphysema that is Sarah's primary health problem at present.The health promotion strategy adopted in this case was a brief intervention including motivational interviewing, which took place within the clinical area as part of Jessie’s consultation.
Rollnick , Miller and Butler adopted a counselling method called Motivitional Interviewing to help people change their inconsistency behaviour , such as smoking cessation( Rollnick, Miller and Butler 2008)
Also I used some teaching aid and some evidence based leaflets for Jessie to use for further support and understanding this included the Surrey NHS Stop Smoking

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