Reflective Model In Nursing

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In part 2 of this assignment the author is going to reflect the use of a psychosocial intervention with a client they met while on clinical placement. Reflection is an significant aspect for a student nurse, as it provides an opportunity to learn from one’s own experiences (Schon,1983). For the purpose of this assignment the author will use the Gibbs Reflective Cycle as a framework (Gibbs 1988). The Gibbs model consists of six stages: the first stage starts with a ‘description of the situation, then goes onto analysis of my feelings, evaluation, analysis the situation, conclusion and the final stage is an action plan’ (Gibbs,1988). The author will describe their experience on implementing a psychosocial intervention approach, while on…show more content…
Study from Perry et al (1999) which focused on teaching patients to identify early symptoms showed that using psycho education had fewer manic relapses. Withnell and Murphy (2010) have acknowledged it is rare that patient’s live in absence of family and friends, hence working with families and staging effective family interventions is an important aspect in promoting…show more content…
The author explained to them that the appropriate intervention which would benefit in Shane’s recovery was psycho education and had requested that they be involved. The author asked for guidance from their preceptor, to see if there are any usefully psycho education tools that would be useful to Shane in recognizing signs and symptoms of his illness. She advised a Daily Life Chart (see appendix) would learn Shane in identifying patterns in moods and behavior, thus expanding insight into how these relate to life events(Suppes and Dennehy 2012). As Shane’s family is a protective factor for him the author decided to use a family-focused treatment which educate them about symptoms and treatment of bipolar disorder. There are three stages in FFT which include Family Psycho education -that provides educational material in bipolar disorder, Communication Enhancement Training- were participants learn communication skills for dealing with family stress and the final stage is Problem- Solving Skills Training- which involves training to identify, define and solve specific family problems(Suppes and Dennehy 2012). According to Barrowclough and Tarrier (1997) providing a constructional approach to family work, based on a cognitive behavioral framework, which puts great emphasis on the assessment of the problem and identifying the strengths of the family unit. Their approach also looks at monitoring of early warning signs, advocating that

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