Enabling Professionalism reflection This is a reflection on continuing professional and personal development in practice. This reflection is to allow me to improve profeesionally with supportive, evidence based literature and to enable me to evaluate the impact my professional behaviour as a student and future midwife. My learning need is to focus on the importance of professional behaviour when on placement and working with women, their families and members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). My main source of guidance is Enabling Professionalism in Nursing an Midwifery Practice (2017). “The competence or skill expected of a professional” (oxford dictionary 2017). This means irrespective of your position, the role you provide as part of …show more content…
It was brought to my attention from a previous mentor, that she believed I was not acting professional within my role azs a student midwife. Folloeing my fine grading, I acknowledged my faults and taking into consideration the feedback I was given, I agreed that It must be addressed an act upon accordingly in order to evelop my professional behaviour and skills. I have been able to use my present placement to its fullest advantage and ensure all the women in my care receive the level of care they expect and deserve. Evidence has proven that midwives play a vital role in improving health outcomes (NMC 2017). I strongly believe since reflecting on professionalism within the work place, I have come to recognise the importance of maintaining a professional role at all time is a significant matter, this too has been reiliterated to me by positive feedback from my current mentor. The NMC (2017) agrees that professionalism guarantees women in our care receive consistent provision of safe, effective and person centred outcomes, thus achieving optimal status of health an …show more content…
Midwives play an imperitive role when advising women on their care an it is exceptionally important to liase our information in a professional form. Guaranteeing the information is non-biased and informative allowing the women to have control on her decision making (NMC 2017). A quantitive research by Beglry (2010) agress that women who are in our care are to be considered as partners when deciding their plan of care. Within our role a professional relationship is central and women trust midwives deeply. I have found asking open-ended questions promotes and encoursges women to actively take part in the decision making. This type of proficiency enhances the trust within the relationship. This type of professional behaviour allows the women to ascertain I have an interest in her choice and the the care she receives (RCOG
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While Helen defined professionalism, she described as “personal appearance, having knowledge or seeking out knowledge and speak from a point of knowledge”. A resource nurse believes that professionalism carries the image of an efficient nurse and thus, representing the mission of an organization. Furthermore, professionalism prevents from having any conflicts with other staff and can carry effective communication to other patient and families. Being a resource nurse, professionalism sets examples for other direct care staff to comply
The evaluation is the final part of my three mandatory written pieces of my graded unit. The final evaluation stage of the graded unit requires me to reflect on how the activity went, whilst highlighting my strengths, areas that require future development and identify my weaknesses, this, in turn, will enable me to adapt my practice to ensure I am continuously supporting patients to the standards set within The Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC). Looking back on the activity, I am proud of myself for being able to plan and follow the activity through to complication. When completing the book with Mr X I found it to be an enjoyable activity that not only offered benefits to Mr X but also to myself, it allowed me to understand the importance of building a therapeutic relationship with a patient. Building a successful therapeutic relationship required me to have good communication and interpersonal skills, (Radcliffe and Ford, 2015), that allowed me to build a relationship with Mr X based on mutual trust and respect.
At a time of uncertainty and volatility, I stepped up and decided to lead when no one else was able to. Our chapter’s motto is “noblesse oblige”- the idea that those who have been provided insight and opportunity must give back for the good of the community. All members of NHS had worked assiduously to achieve and maintain a position of respect and recognition. Now it was time for us to help others arrive at a similar position for themselves. Through mentoring, tutoring, and volunteering, we can help those who may not possess the same skills as we do, to attain their own ambitions.
Observation and communication skills are something I feel I will use often as a midwife, applying them throughout pregnancy and labour. Rapid changes can occur at any point and It is crucial that changes are noticed at the earliest possible opportunity. Excellent communication must exist between both midwife and patient, ensuring that the patient is fully aware of the elements of care that she will receive, but also between colleagues making certain that staff are working harmoniously. Patience is also an essential quality and will most likely be applied daily. Midwifes must have a great understanding of the hormonal changes that occur both through pregnancy and Labour, we may be placed in situations that would test our patience under ordinary circumstances, but we must always remember how vulnerable the patient is feeling at that moment.
I tried to justify my interprofessional capability level by using the self-assessment tool of Interprofessional capability, including four domains: Collaborative Working, Reflection, Cultural Awareness & Ethical Practice and Organisational Competence. I have scored myself high on organisational competence. But I achieved lower scores on the other aspects due to lack of practice experiences. Related to my previous nursing practice as an adult student nurse in the hospital I have enhanced my interprofessional capability through practice combined with the theory of interprofessional studies. Now I explore more on collaborative working, reflection and cultural awareness and ethical practice throughout my previous relevant experience of nursing
As a midwife, I want to be able to empower women with knowledge and support to give them the pregnancy and birth they desire and to make it a positive experience. Witnessing the change in women from prenatal to labour to antenatal care is what attracts me to midwifery as I can form bonds and memories with people from a variety of different backgrounds and help them through
Team effort affects the quality of client care. Patient centred care empowers individuals through partnership with health professionals in decision making (Pulvirenti, McMillan & Lawn, 2014, p.304). It is a continuous patient and practitioner interaction to promote, educate and meet patient ’s needs (Pulvirenti, et al., 2014, p. 306). Nevertheless, patient centred care might be the solution to the problem of paternal clinical practice which is expressed under the multidisciplinary care (Pulvirenti, et al., 2014, p. 305).
Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for this opportunity to speak to you, and more importantly, listen to your concerns and suggestions for our health care system. Let there be no doubt; the community expects the best in healthcare, and for our healthcare professionals. The community expects access to healthcare, no matter where you live, or wealth, and the community expects staff to be operating in a safe environment and empowered to help patients Nurses and Midwives are the hearts and hands of this community expectation, and as the backbone of our workforce, it is up to Government to support you. It is why by 2017, we will have over 50,000 nurses and midwives working in the NSW Health system.
But, without trust patients are less-confident that decisions made are in their best interest. communication influences understanding and cooperation increases trust between both parties, nurses must monitor their interaction with patients to avoid a false sense of security. This false sense may cause potential harm to patients because substitute treatments are not offered. So, to lighten or reduce this concern the nurse must understand and listen to the patient’s life circumstances. A failure to do so may limit how much the patient’s concerns are considered in the decision making process(
The second specific practice theory in nursing is the professionalism concepts. The professionalism concepts are based on the delivery of professional nursing aspects, quality health care and health policy (Polit & Beck, 2013). By taking into account these concepts, it is a serious concern that the nursing fraternity will have been a better profession and industry catering for the well-being of humanity race. Therefore, being a nurse, I have to take into consideration all the aspects that would enable an efficient delivery of quality services (Dossey, 2010).
Nurse midwives provide care to women that differs from physicians in that it recognizes the individual woman and helps to support her wishes and desires during pregnancy and birth. Most importantly, the care given by CNM’s has been proven to increase good maternal and fetal outcomes. Midwives in the United States
As a professional, registered nurses are individually responsible for their own practice and have an individual accountability to maintain their competency and meet professional standard (Department of Health 2013, p. 2). The ability of decision-making is a core part for their professionalism, so the ability belong to the nurses and they should have a responsibility to assess, plan, implement, direct, supervise and evaluate nursing care (Department of Health 2013, p. 3). According to a national framework for the development of decision-making tools for nursing and midwifery practice, there are two principles contributing to her unprofessional decision-making and the first principle is that a decision by registered nurses has to enhance health
Department of Health and Human Services [HHS], 2011). Many of these objectives are interrelated, where increasing prenatal care and reducing the number of cesarean births directly affect the maternal and infant mortality rates. Intervention Nurse-midwives provide essential services to women of childbearing age and are particularly suited to providing care to rural populations. The midwifery model of care is women-focused and typically has a higher normal birth rate and higher patient satisfaction rate than obstetrician led care for low-risk patients (Collins & Kingdon, 2014). Midwives attended only approximately 8% of U.S. hospital births in 2011, increasing the number of midwives attending and caring for pregnant women could have a significant impact on the maternity care landscape in the U.S.
My eight weeks at Whyalla were a very fruitful professional and personal experience since I was able to recognise how is delivered the clinical health care in regional Australia. I learned clinical skills and attitudes regarding being a RN in an operating theatre and surgical ward in a diverse cultural setting. This report showed that the professional learning goals I set at the beginning of my clinical placement were achievable. My preceptor stated in my PEPR that the nursing care provided was according to the standards of NMBA for RN. I was able to improve my communication and teamwork skills; however I have to improve this competence with senior staff.
Now days the Professional development is essential for our life, it can provide the drive to progress careers, kept across the industry competitive and, ultimately, can make you more employable. Professional development is something you will do every day of your life without even thinking about it; however, being aware of the development you learned will allow you to record this and develop in a proffessional way. In order to be effectively in work field and your lifetime, it is important that you need to improving your knowledge and skills continually to keep yourself at high levels of professional competence. When I finished my degree at university and go to work area I found difficulty to deal with problems in work field, because the people I met are think in different way from people where I was at university, it is something like to put someone inside box for long time after that you put it in crowded area and he or she has to communicate with these people in order to be up to date for life changes.