Gibbs Reflective Model Analysis

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The third stage of Gibbs’ reflective model is evaluation. In this stage, I will reveal that good and the bad part of the situation. My reaction towards the situation was mixed one. There were times when I really wanted to be part of the situation and help people suffering from dementia. On the other hand, there were many times when I was not willing to be that helpful as a carer should be. My initial reaction to the situation was a surprising one. This was mainly because the way Susan was handling the situation and constantly repeating the same answer for John. John just wanted to know when his son will arrive. Susan kept repeating the same answer that “he will be a little late as he is at work” over and over again. Susan showed no sign on …show more content…

Conduct turns into a method for correspondence. According to this theory, John was not behaving agitated or annoyed intentionally. He was just trying to communicate through his behaviour. Even though, this was wrong on many levels, John was pretty much helpless as he did not know what to do and how to let Susan know that he wanted to meet Harry because that would make him feel that all is well for him. When I went to calm down John whilst he was passing all kinds of verbal abuses towards Susan, I realised that my smile had an effect on John in a positive way. He had started trusting me and became relaxed regarding the fact that Harry would indeed come and John would get to meet him. Facial expressions of carers play a significant role for dementia patients. The stage 5 of Gibbs’ reflective model is conclusion. In this stage, I will conclude the reflection by stating the main points. This reflection has been mainly about dementia patients. The reflection has focused on a particular case of John who has dementia and he has been trying to get his wife to call their son Harry to the hospital, so that John can meet him. However, the main fact is that Harry died 5 years ago in a car accident and John being a dementia patient, has forgotten this particular

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