Exercise as a Self-Care Modality

“I Pledge” The calling of nursing requires a person to have a capacity and sense of satisfaction for healing others in the physical, emotional, and mental realms. Nurses spend their entire professions providing care to their patients and their families regularly in the happiest moments to the most exceedingly awful or alarming times of their … Read more

Caregiver reflective case study (Colon cancer, counselling)

Introduction I am Exxx Oxxx I am a professional caregiver presently engaged with xxx Ltd as a caregiver. In the course of my engagements, I have had the privilege to assist people of various backgrounds with issues of various ranges. One of my most engaging interactions was with a young lady who recently migrated to … Read more

Making a simple nursing decision within a complex case

This essay will focus on critically analysing a simple nursing decision affecting a complex case. Lilly will be at the core of the decision making process as the nursing decision that will be discussed is to insert a urinary catheter. The essay will assess the decision making process from a newly qualified nurse [NQN] perspective, … Read more

Service user in a supported living service (autism following MMR)

My reflection focuses on a service User in a Supported living service. I would call him John. In other for me to critically analyze and evaluate the role of a nurse in dealing with Complex communication situations, I would, first of all, give a background information on John. John was born with no medical concerns, … Read more

Reflective account: working with children placed in residential services due to complex health needs

SVQ Reflective Account My Workplace Currently I work with Capability Scotland at Stanmore House Residential Bungalows. Typically, I work with children aged between 5-19 who have been placed in residential services due to complex health needs and parents may have opted to place their child within a residential service or they have been placed with … Read more

Explore and discuss reflective practice as a key to professional learning

The healthcare profession is an emotionally demanding career and because academic learning alone does not prepare individuals for the complex and daunting challenges they face during their practice (Rolf and Gary, 2011), the need to continually assess oneself and look back at previous events or incidents to learn from them in order to make provision … Read more

Behaviourist approach & use of lecture/demonstration method (reflective)

Reflective account on behaviourist approach and use of lecture/demonstration method for a clinical skills session (peripheral intravenous cannula care) Introduction Facilitating learning is the key role of a teacher (Scott and Spouse 2013). Bastable (2019) suggested that teaching and learning are mutually dependent to encompass the educational process. This process of education can occur in … Read more

Leadership in Adult Nursing (reflective)

Introduction Leadership is a process which involves individual activity to state desire objective and vision in a situation, providing support and motivating other people to attend set goals (Swearingen, 2009). Danae et al. (2017) believe that leadership is broadly recognised as a key aspect of overall effective healthcare. Therefore, nurses require strong leadership skills to … Read more

Reflecting and reviewing my experiences as a student, teacher and facilitator

Introduction I am the Clinical Lead for Obstetric Anaesthesia in our trust. My remit, amongst many aspects, includes the investigation of untoward clinical incidents and the dissemination and reinforcement of any lessons learned. Maternal haemorrhage remains one of the leading direct causes of maternal mortality and morbidity and has continued to feature prominently in national … Read more

Reflective nursing essay (Myocardial infarction admission)

INTRODUCTION This is a reflective essay based on the interaction between the nurse, client and their family from the point of encounter, rendering of nursing care and termination. The essay will focus on managing care from the perspective of clinical experience and reviewing this in relation to a literature review. It also includes recommendations for … Read more

Reflective essay: nursing process and how it was applied

Reflective Essay to Discuss the Nursing Process and how it was Applied in the Clinical Area in which I was Placed INTRODUCTION This is a reflective essay to demonstrate the nursing process and how it was applied in the clinical area in which I was placed. Atkinson et al (1983, p2) describes “The nursing process … Read more

Reflection using Gibbs Reflective Cycle (nursing)

Description I undertook a full assessment on a patient with a sacral pressure sore. The patient had limited mobility, dementia and does not speak. I completed the assessment using observation as a primary source. The care assistants were reluctant to engage with the nursing process rendering some specific measurements as ineffectual compromising the eventual Waterlow … Read more

Develop skills in time management and focus on prioritising patients

The intended outcome of this assignment, which has been identified from my episode of care (See appendix 1) is to help me develop skills in time management and focus on prioritising patients. Both of which will be useful in my first position as a registered nurse. This assignment will give me the opportunity to gain … Read more

Exploring the 6 c’s: An examination of the evidence and personal reflection (Adult nursing)

Adult Nursing bsc (Hons) Essence of professional Practice Module Number: 92565 Exploring the 6 c’s: An examination of the evidence and personal reflection Submission Date: This assignment will examine the importance of 3 of the 6 c’s of care regarding nursing, with evidence to back this up in the form of published literature. The 6 … Read more

Writing nursing reflective essays

A reflective essay is a type of writing that requires you to explore a particular experience or event, and to analyze how you were personally affected by it. Reflective essays are commonly used in nursing education to help students think critically about their experiences, to connect theory to practice, and to develop empathy towards patients.

Writing a reflective essay can be a daunting task for many nursing students. To help guide you through the process of writing a reflective essay, here are some steps you can take:

1. Choose a topic.

When writing a reflective essay, it’s important to choose a topic that is meaningful to you. Think about a particular event or experience that you have had in your nursing career and consider how it has affected you.

2. Brainstorm ideas.

Once you have identified your topic, take some time to brainstorm ideas for your essay. Think about how the experience has shaped your views on nursing, how it has changed your approach to patient care, or what you have learned from it.

3. Create an outline.

Before you begin writing your essay, it’s a good idea to create an outline of the main points you want to make. This will help you organize your thoughts and make sure that your essay flows logically.

4. Write the essay.

Now that you have identified your topic and created an outline, it’s time to begin writing your essay. Start by introducing the topic and providing some background information. Then, move on to explain how the experience has affected you and the lessons you have learned from it.

5. Include details.

When writing a reflective essay, it’s important to include details to help the reader understand the context of your experience. Describe the setting, the people involved, and any other relevant details that can help the reader understand the situation.

6. Use vivid language.

In a reflective essay, it’s important to use vivid language to help the reader connect with your experience. Use sensory details and vivid imagery to help the reader feel like they are in the same room as you.

7. Edit and revise.

Once you have finished writing your essay, take some time to edit and revise it. Read it aloud to yourself and make sure that the ideas flow logically and that the essay is free of spelling and grammar errors.

NB: Nursing students should ALWAYS anonymize any patient information in their reflective essays. It is important to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of patient information to protect the patient’s rights and safety. Anonymizing patient information helps to ensure that the patient’s identity remains confidential.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your reflective essay is well-written and engaging. Writing reflective essays is an important part of nursing education, and by taking the time to carefully craft your essay, you can ensure that you are able to communicate your thoughts and feelings in a meaningful way.