The Importance Of Reflective Writing And Its Effect On The Patient Relationship With Long Lasting Positive Outcomes For The Patients

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Clinical exemplar is a process aimed at fostering self-awareness, empathy, critical thinking skills, professionalism, excellent communication skills, and individual’s well-being through purposeful and deliberate thinking by reflective writing. (Wald, H.S., Borkan, J.M., Taylor, J.S., Anthony, D., & Reis, S.P., 2012). Thus, reflective writing has quickly become part of the educators ' curriculum to teach students in the healthcare setting. This integration is very important because the aforementioned skills have proven to help develop a trusting and positive caregiver-patient relationship with long lasting positive outcomes for the patients and all involved. It also serves as a framework for other healthcare professionals to follow as the clinical exemplar presented below will testify. (Wear, D., Zarconi, J., Garden, R., & Jones, T., 2012) It is early July 2015. I 've just finished my second cup of coffee and set about to getting report from the night shift nurse on my patients. I was assigned five patients that day. We went in in order by room number. I got updates on two patients and two were new. So far things look well, except for patient in room 346, which complained she wanted to use the restroom, but the toilet was overflowing onto the bathroom floor. I called environmental to report the problem and asked my PCA to bring her a bedside commode until the toilet can be looked at. I still have my fifth patient to get report on. I had her the two previous shift, so I

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