Gibbs Model Of Reflection In Nursing

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Introduction In my assignment I have been asked to analyse and reflect on learning a clinical skill that I gained experience in, in the clinical skills laboratory. As a student of the BSc. Nursing (General) programme I have completed a module on, The Art and Science of Nursing. Throughout this module, we explored the historical advancement of nursing and how it has evolved since the time of Florence Nightingale. We also discussed how to be professional in the hospital setting and also how to deliver good quality care, by taking part in the practical tutorials each week. In the lectures we were shown how to reflect back on our experiences and I have chosen to reflect on the skill of taking and documenting blood pressure. In my assignment I will use Gibbs’ model of reflection (1988) as a framework to guide my writing, because I feel this model best helps me to think back on my practical performance in the lab. According to Chauhun and Nobel (2009) reflection allows the healthcare worker to refer back to an event and analyse their thinking processes and method in order to gain a new…show more content…
By going through each section you can fully analyse a situation yourself. The aim of Gibbs’ model is to challenge our own expectations and to see how we can improve on our skills. In the description, you tell the reader what you are going to reflect on. For feelings you discuss your thoughts about the experience. In evaluation you talk about how well things went. In the analysis you consider what you think might have helped or prevented the experience from going well. For the conclusion, you would discuss whether you could have done anything else or, could have responded differently to the situation. Finally, in the last section, the action plan, you would describe what you could improve on if the situation was to occur

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