Reflective Practice At The Assistant Nurse Agency ( Mvna )

1720 WordsOct 30, 20157 Pages
Reflective practice is the constant process of reflecting and analyzing your actions, as the nurse, to adapt to the situation in order to address the patient’s specific needs (Oelofsen, 2012). This concept is grounded in the work of many health care professionals as they reflect upon their experiences to improve the care delivered to patients. It is essential that all nurses have knowledge about reflective practice to provide quality care. This teaching plan aims towards providing the knowledge of reflective practice to new nurses at Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA). The nurses at MVNA have knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide baccalaureate level of nursing care. The nurses also have knowledge of Healthy Families America, Prevent Child Abuse America, and Nurse Family Partnership, which are programs at the MVNA that integrate reflective practice into their care. Nurses will approach this teaching plan with a mindset ready to learn. According to the Code of Ethics Provision 7, “nurses must participate in the advancement of the profession through knowledge development” (American Nurses Association, 2011). Nurses are obligated to gaining new knowledge to provide optimum patient care. Therefore, expanding their knowledge about reflective practice will enable them to achieve this level of care. The learning need is gaining knowledge of reflective practice. Reflective practice is an essential skill for nurses to provide quality care. New nurses might lack

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