Reflective essay

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Clinical placement is a good chance for nursing students to practice clinical skills, as well as experience the real working environment. However, the process of actually bringing theories and knowledge learned from university into practical application is not simple; this requires not only patience and determination but also various learning skills. For myself, after an unpleasant experience of involving an argument between a nurse and patient’s family, I came to realize that reflective skills are crucial not only for my current status as student but also for my future professional development (Sharon, 2014) as registered nurse. The reflective practice helps nurses to maintain and constantly update their knowledge, as well as construct…show more content…
I reassured her that I was fine and told her to take good care of Mr. X then returned to my work.

At the beginning of the whole things, I did feel that I should not let Mrs. X remove the Bipap machine, but I was not confident enough to stop her from doing so. I could not deny that I felt Mrs. X action might cause some harm on Mr.X’s health, otherwise I would have not stayed with him and somehow I did feel I also should take responsibility for letting the whole situation happen. Therefore, when the nurse came and found out the situation and put the machine back on Mr. X face I felt much relieved, as I knew that was how things should be.
However, when the nurse kept on blaming me loudly in front of others and ignoring the fact that I was not the one who actually removed the mask, my feelings changed from initially feeling guilty to feeling defensive. After all it was not me who removed Mr. X’s Bipap mask and I felt I did all the things that I could by checking the patient, and following up his condition closely. But the nurse did not take any into account. I started to agree with Mrs. X comment about the nurse’s unfriendliness. When I left the patient’s room that day, I was so angry, and believed that I did nothing wrong at all.
However, when my anger subsided, I reflected on the whole situation and sadly admitted that I was the one at fault.

Firstly, I was at fault for not firmly stopping Mrs. X from removing the Bipap machine at the

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