NRSG139 Integrating Practice 1
Reflection on ANSAT clinical tool
The purpose of this assignment is to enable students to demonstrate beginning skills in critical thinking, clinical reasoning, clinical judgement, and reflective practice.
Select one or several aspects of one the following:
Measurement of Pulse;therapeutic communication:
Measurement of Temperature or measurement of BP.
You must use Gibbs Reflective Cycle as your framework. Relate your learning of the skill to your progress in meeting Criteria 4 of the ANSAT tool “Comprehensively Conducts Assessment”.
Gibbs Reflective Cycle for Academic Reflective Piece.
- Include an introduction
- Use headings - the 6 steps of Gibbs Reflective Cyle to structure your paper. Include required content as per rubric and suggestions below.
- Include a conclusion
Describe what happened, keep focused on your description; don’t make judgements or draw conclusions.
Feelings: What were your feelings. Keep focused on your emotions during the learning process, don’t be tempted to analyse yet.
Evaluate: use literature - your initial feelings and reactions in order to get to the heart of what really concerned you (positive or negative) about the experience.
By doing this, you should be able to identify and attend to key issue/s which will allow you to move on to critical analysis. What was good and bad about the experience? You may use references to support your reflection. Choose just one or two issues. Then you can move on to develop some in-depth critical analysis rather than just ‘skim the surface’ of many.
Critical analysis: use literature - What sense did you make of the experience? Critically analyse what was going on. Were people’s experiences similar to or different from yours, and in what ways? What themes seem to be emerging from your analysis? How do these compare with your previous experiences? Can you challenge any assumptions now?
Make use of knowledge/ideas from outside your experience to develop and inform your analysis. You must use literature to support your analysis. How do these compare with your experience?
Conclusions: What have you learnt from reflecting on this experience?
What have you learnt about: yourself, your self-awareness, your practice? What have you learnt that you would recommend for practice in general (i.e. social, political, cultural, ethical issues)?