Eckroth-Bucher (2010), defines the concept ‘self-awareness’ as a “cerebral exercise of introspection.” This particular attribute reflects on the cognitive exploration of one’s own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values, behaviours, traits and motivations. The examination of one’s self is an essential part of personal growth, helping to manage oneself as well as improving performance (Rasheed, 2015). It is essential for nurses to be able to identify these triggers as they occur in the subconscious behaviour, certain looks or tones of voice can quickly convey a misinterpreted message. For some, self-awareness comes naturally, whilst others need more time and effort.
I enjoyed reading your post and agree with your perspective on the subject. Like you mentioned, empirical knowing seems to take precedence over the other forms of knowing, often in practice. Development of aesthetic knowing is, apparently, one of the most difficult understandings for nursing. It is a challenge “To enter into this unlanguaged opening and experience new ways of being that affirm personal truths, bringing to articulations what has always been known but silenced or passed over". (Barry & Purnell, 2012, p. 19).
(?) and responding to the assigned question I have been persuaded by the authors that clinical experience can cause difficulties for therapists. While it is always great to have experience and get that hands on knowledge, sometimes it is better to go in with a clean slate. Biases can easily be made with past experience for a therapist. As well some remembering and misremembering past information can alter current situations. Inadequate feedback can really lead clients to a misdiagnosis and false events.
How much of your mind is open to change and how much is closed? I would say that 75% of my mind is open to change while the rest of the 25% of my mind doesn’t like to change. It is important to be open-minded because nursing is a learning process. We have to adapt our ways of learning by being able to hear other individual’s opinions and thought processes. What has to occur for you to change your mind about
This form of power requires not only education and access to data and facts, but also an innate ability to appeal to others in a way that is personalized to the audience. A certain amount of confidence and charisma is often associated with people who are able to exploit the power of persuasion. A nurse who is appealing to a board of directors for funding for a particular project will have facts and figures to back up not only the importance of their project and it's intended outcomes, but will be able to demonstrate a mutual benefit to the organization by allocating that funding. Empowerment is perhaps the most altruistic form of power in that it involves imparting power to others through informing, organizing and confidence building. It turns out that if power is shared in this way rather than being reduced it actually can grow exponentially.
Despite the similarities of AACN and the CCN statements, there are a couple of important differences. One of them is the "holistic education model" (CCN) which underlines a care for self, care for others, care for colleagues and students, whereas the Essentials, mainly focus on the patient care and preparation of the advanced nurse to serve others via outstanding skills and knowledge. The second noted variation is that the CNN philosophy addresses three means to become an extraordinary nurse: education, empowerment, and emboldening students. Although the learning process and a continuous professional development are an essential component of advanced nursing practice, in this case rightfully so, the teaching is focused strictly on students who are pursuing an MSN degree and not on nurses who are already functioning in that role. Moreover, the CCN goal is to encourage students in their learning to accomplish a very challenging professional objective to be proficient in their future positions.
With the ASQ, S.H. demonstrated that she can answer questions using various words and follow directions that are given to her. Area of Improvement Even though S.H. has several strengths, there is room form improvement in other areas. The first area that needs improvement is problem solving. In this area, S.H. scored 35 points on the ASQ.
Honesty is the most important constituent during job interview; most of the interviews appreciate this candor. Most of the nursing interviews focus on asking certain scenarios that appear easy on the surface; at the same time, it requires close attention to the true meaning of it (Farley, 2016). John should listen carefully and critically think about “what to do” scenario. For instance, asking about cultural beliefs might seem straightforward, however the answer will imply Johns own views of cultural groups, customs, values, and beliefs without being judgmental (Farley, 2016). Taking the time to understand the question and ask clarification, if unclear, will help John to meet the expected criteria.
This class was enlightening with its many facets, covering many multicultural aspects that would relate to the clinical counseling field. Intriguing were the amount of issues to consider when counseling clients of different cultural backgrounds. Whether it was text book related, lecture notes, or the videos we watched, I can see how there are many components that relate to culture. Covering, whereas, in some cases revisiting concepts such as racism, gender and sexism, sexual orientation, spiritual diversity, and advocacy, there was always something to be gained from what was being taught. Truly, there is a new-found appreciation in application and practice of the knowledge, insight, and understanding that was gained.
Uses of Simulation The techniques used may vary greatly and may include a full manikin as used in resuscitation courses or a part of it i.e. pelvic area for the examination of prostate, breast or forearm for a practical procedure like cannulation. They can also include computer simulations (Lang et al., 2006, Burden et al., 2011) and real life trained actors as used in many Royal College examinations. Simulation in communication skills: It is important to emphasise again that skills of communication not only involve verbal, but also nonverbal clues and precisely for this reason, simulation based training is ideal for teaching communication skills as it provides one to one practical interaction with the simulator. It also has the advantage of not “upsetting” the patient.
They all differ yet share a common purpose; to provide information to their audience whether it be to entertain or educate. These communication styles can be daunting for some, as they require skills that may be unfamiliar or even uncomfortable with. Each writing style has its own format and set of rules to follow. For example, college level writing is more analytical and opinion based, while scientific writing tends to consist of more factual
Although I practiced all the focused review tests, but I need to read and understand the questions to be able to choose the best option in subsequent tests. I also studied my lecture notes and textbook. The areas for improvement in the categories below are addressed. Level of Difficulty – I need to improve on Understanding Concepts, making nursing judgement and setting priorities.
Operating from a theory will help me to remain focused on therapeutic goals and allow for more in-depth processing. In addition, biases can be managed more effectively while adhering to guidelines directing me to appropriate responses. I think counseling without a theoretical perspective is like going on a road trip without a map. After learning about many of the theories, the strategic family therapy seems to click with me the most. When I get chance, I am going to do additional research on this approach and ask questions as needed. By looking up videos of this approach I can begin to learn more in depth about what this theory looks like in practice.
Historically, most clinicians utilized the vertical goal-attack strategy to address speech sound disorders. Currently, more clinicians employ the horizontal and cyclical goal-attack strategies (Bernthal et al., 2013). The appeal toward the horizontal and cyclical goal-attack strategies is that both incorporate multiple goals at once, and therefore, clinicians hope to encourage a more efficient phonological learning process (Bernthal et al., 2013). However, there is no evidence that one goal-attack strategy is more efficient than the others (Fey, 1992) and all goal-attack strategies have shown to facilitate gains in phonological performance (Tyler et al.,
After taking the information literacy assessment, I learned, I exhibit good research skills, but there is room for improvement. While I do understand the basic stages of the research process, the concept of broadening and narrowing down research using Boolean operators needs some work. Also, to further my research skills I am hoping to learn where to find resources, other than via the internet, and how to appropriately use and cite them, without the help of a citation generator. Many of the aspects of information literacy can be applied to my academic, professional, and personal life.