Introduction In this assignment I will explore a clinical experience where dignity was maintained and reflect on my practice. It is important to reflect in both personal and professional development. Reflection will allow me to recognise both good and bad practice and how I can improve as a person as well as professionally. For this assignment I will be writing in first person, as it is appropriate for a reflective essay.
The day that I was hired as a physical therapy aide made me feel that I was one step closer to achieving my goal. After hours of volunteering, the owner of the clinic saw that I had something valuable to offer. The feeling of accomplishment surged through me as I was able to guide these patients through their exercise programs. This brought me closer to the patients, and I was able to see the improvements I have facilitated to bring about. I was told that one will find the happiest people in therapy, and this was definitely true whenever I entered the rehabilitation centers.
Furthermore, during my time in college I have been on several work experience in different residential care homes. Moreover, developing the skills I have gained from past experiences will not only allow me to progress on this course but also support me in providing the best quality of care. The passion I have in helping others will also maintain me too continuously deliver the 6 C’s of nursing that is stated in the Francis Report. During my time on placement in the care home, I enjoyed talking to each resident individually and putting into practice what I learnt in my communication lessons, I enjoyed developing relationships with them as they would tell me stories about themselves. The idea of supporting vulnerable people and ensuring their medical, physical and emotional requirements are met and full-filled is very vital to
2.3 Professional Context: It is important for me to do more skillful and be competent in my quality of care rendered to my patient. Professional must ensure that my record is accurate and accessible, reliable since it serves as useful information for quality of care rendered. 2.4 Current Research on Quality control in Nursing Jack Needleman and Susan Hassmilter (2009) stated that, hospital need to integrate their work to improve quality and patient-centeredness and to increase the efficiency of care delivery. Nurses and other front line staff must play key roles. To benefit from the insight and input of these staff members, hospital will need to value their potential contributing shifting their vision of nursing from being a cost center to being critical service line.
- Introduction Health literacy is about how a person is able to have access to health information that is accurate, understandable and actionable. It is dependent on the communication skills between individuals and a professional. Health literacy is important internationally where basic skills is needed to not only maintain, but also being able to access the healthcare system locally. In addition, an individual who have good health literacy would be able make an appointment, to use information given by the doctor and understand prescription on medication given. - Why is it important (outcomes)
As a nurse, I have also found them as important in providing clients with evidence based care and better outcome. Reading and the quest for knowledge has always been my interest particularly, evaluation of medical and related literatures and journals. This is important to me as I enjoy to know about the health, wellness, their risk factors, various health practices in relation to individuals and their cultural /religious believes. Furthermore, I frequently use interviews to pull together information from clients through the use of quality communication skills to understudy the client’s present and past state of health, wellness and illness and the best possible ways to improve
Besides, management can identify potential staff for promoting them by sending them to special course such as e-learning for degree in management. By doing this it can ensure continuous support by management in supporting the e-learning programme for long
My experiences and strong loving family have instilled these qualities in me. I am looking forward to an Internal Medicine residency program that will expose me to the highest standards of clinical experience and provide me with the expertise needed in Internal Medicine. It would be a great learning experience if I get exposed to colleagues and patients from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Such an environment can help in the exchange of knowledge and ideas. I am seeking this program because it can fulfil my above mentioned academic interests in a friendly atmosphere.
This process of understanding who I am, allowed me to realise that I want to become a clinical psychologist. I developed a clear plan for my volunteer and work experiences and how this has contributed to my skill level. I realised that I wanted to become a clinical psychologist because I want to focus on making effective connections and establish a professional relationship with my future clients. I hope that by establishing a professional connection with my client I would be able to help them with their mental health problems. I wanted to use my ideologies to determine my future direction and I want to keep it aligned with my goals.
Introduction Effective communication is a core clinical skill required for each and every doctor and patient. The word “communication” is defined as to “share, join, unite, or make understanding common” (Brindley & Reynolds, 2011). Being a good communicator is vital both for a healthcare provider and a patient, since the reason why patients often complain is the lack of effective communication (McCorry & Mason, 2011). Moreover, being able to communicate clearly does not actually mean to have a rich vocabulary or to use scientific terms and technical language, but effective communication skills are necessary for health care professionals to help their patients to be more adherent to medical recommendations and prescriptions (McCorry & Mason,
Demonstrate effective use of technology to navigate the electronic health record, communicate with inter/intraprofessional teams, and be involved with decision making in the delivery of quality and safe patient care. (Ivy Tech Community College, 2016). Rationale In nursing, the use of technology is vital in providing high quality of care and complete understanding of the patient.
The nursing informatics course has taught us the importance of the utilization of electronic charting system in the health care field. This system helps facilitate effective communication among clinicians in the health care field. However for that to happen, we must practice what this course has though us, which is good and proper nursing documentation. The electronic charting system allows multiple clinicians to have access to patient information in real time with the help of the internet, however for this information to be helpful we need to practice good and proper nursing charting.
Reflection Throughout my research, I found many new ideas and information I hadn’t know about prior. The information about HIPAA educated me on what patient confidentiality really is. I found what information can be shared and what is prohibited from being shared.
Our body works like a machine, if one system is not functioning properly, whole body will be affected. Communication between organs is vital as it allows the cells to function effectively according to the needs of the whole body. Those topics and practical skills has enriched my knowledge and enhanced my interest in biology and to pursue a degree in the medical field. My commitment to study a course in medical field was reinforced by a work experience placement at a GP surgery.
Data use agreements and connections between HIE organizations are also a concern with health information exchange. “The types of healthcare partners that are needed is a challenge when determining the trading area needed for a viable HIE” (PHII, 2005). Although there are challenges, there are opportunities with implementing a health information exchange system. One opportunity is HIE can improve reporting to public health and in return improve the health of the community.