In 2007 the NMC introduced Essential Skills Clusters.
These Essential Skills are to be delivered by all registered nurses', one of these clusters containing Care, Compassion and Communication.
I will be more aware of my interaction with others and will constantly reflect on my experiences to see the whole package of care delivery.
It seems that nursing students are the luckiest of all other students. Well, at least, their studies include many fascinating things like clinical placement program, for instance.
Introduction Reflective Account on Practice Word Count 2,188 Introduction Elliss, Gates and Kenworthy (2003), state that good communication is fundamental to effective nursing practice.
Communication is defined by Weller (2002) as listening, reading, speaking and writing, and in the healthcare setting these are generally listening and giving information to our patients.Weller (2002) includes verbal and non-verbal communication in his definition, whilst Becker (1991 p.126) defines non-verbal communication as "those aspects of communication of information between individuals that do not explicitly employ language." These include gesture, proximity, facial expression, posture and touching.A more recent definition is provided by Timby (2009), who explains non-verbal communication is exchanging information without use of words.During this practice, you will face the real nursing world and various situations that won’t be described in textbooks or discussed during lectures. You’ll have to describe one of such situations in your nursing reflective essay. In a few words, this kind of essays is based on your experiences, feelings, views on something, etc.Knowing how to write this essay shows your level of expertise and how well you’re prepared to face new situations and challenges.Taylor (2000) defines how reflection on action occurs perfectly.He explains that only when details of events are recalled and analyzed, unpicked and reconstructed considering all aspects of a situation, can one gain fresh insights and amend actions.Action Plan On reflection I saw first-hand how easily communication can break down, if not between nurse and patient, then within the multi-disciplinary team.I will take the experience with me throughout my nursing education, remembering the importance of effective communication, and also the ability to look back at an experience and break it down to discover what really happened.It also helps you learn how to express your thoughts.This is a great skill to have as a nurse, as you’re going to be helping people. You will find more in-depth details of what you should describe in your nursing essay.