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Brief task description :
Reflective practice is a process which develops an understanding of what it means to be a healthcare clinician and linking theory and practice through the clinician’s critical thinking through the experience. As a novice clinician, reflective practice helps to develop an understanding of their role and support the learning of new skills. Reflective practice can help in problem-solving, which can take the form of critical thinking based on the guidelines and procedures and support correct actions. Therefore, knowledge attained from clinical practice does not add to the professional expertise and experiences unless it has been reflected upon for its importance.
Word length 600 Including in text reference +/- 10% Does not include reference List
Task Detail :
Identify a challenging clinical event/situation you have encountered during your placement. Using the Gibbs Reflective Cycle as a guide, reflect on the clinical event/situation you experienced during your placement for this course. The reflection can be related to a positive or negative clinical event/situation. Analyse the clinical event/situation, linking it with your experience, practice, and theory presented.
Please choose one of the events you like below.
My event 1. : I did a placement in the Cardiothoracic surgical ward. Pt of foot cellulitis, heart rate went up and Blood pressure went down. Complained ‘ not feeling well’
I thought something was a severe infection, but my buddy nurse said ‘it’s okay’ do I have to let the senior nurse or doctor know?
My event 2 : the patient has got very high heart rate after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
My event 3 : patient has got very high blood pressure after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
In addition, your reflection should address –
• Your level and understanding of knowledge related to the clinical event/situation
• How the clinical event/situation has increased your understanding of the role, linking
to NMBA Standards, Code of Conduct, Ethics and Scope of Practice of the Registered
Nurse in Australia
• Where you believe you need further development and/or learning.
Guidelines / structure
The clinical reflection is to contain the following sections based on the Gibbs Reflective Cycle:
1. Introduction – The introduction is a description of your chosen clinical reflective topic and an overview of the critical areas of your intended discussion.
2. Personal and Professional self-reflection – This is a self-reflective discussion and includes your feelings. This section must provide a comprehensive discussion of the key areas you feel important to you as a novice clinician based on your chosen topic.
3. Evaluation – How is your clinical reflection supported or refuted by the Literature? An evaluative discussion is required (as per Gibbs Reflective Cycle). The evaluation section must be supported through the use of contemporary, credible Literature.
4. Analysis – This is a discussion of critical outcomes based on your clinical reflection and evaluation and what best practice literature has informed you in relation to the
5. chosen topic. (Note this section also covers the ‘conclusion’ section of the Gibbs cycle).
Conclusion – a summary of the main points and what you have learnt from the clinical reflection. Note: this is Gibbs conclusion step. In this conclusion, you also need to consider the process of reflection, and its importance, with reference to Gibbs cycle.
6. Strategies for practice – what specific positive strategies, based on your analysis, would assist you to progress as a critical thinking clinician? This section relates to the Action Plan identified in the Gibbs Reflective Cycle. Credible literature sources that support your strategies are required and must be correctly referenced.
7. NB Do not submit a self-reflection from another course
Writing style :
Correct Academic Writing
APA 6th or 7th Edition Referencing
Contemporary Literature must be sourced (no more than 5 years old)
Formanting style :
• Double spacing
Font: 12 point
Times New Roman
• Headings or subheadings to be used No coversheet but footer must include:
• self-plagiarism and will be referred to Academic Integrity