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Sickle Cell Transition Placement
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Sickle Cell Transition Placement Introduction Based on the World Health Organization (2011), about 5% of the world’s population carries the gene traits for haemoglobin diseases, mostly for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia. Over 300,000 babies with these haemoglobin disorders are born each year, and the percentage of individuals who carry genes for this disease is as high as 25% for some regions.
According to Anon (2009) about 7 percent of patients often die due to the increase of liver iron, and other causes including strokes and infection are also considered causes of deaths among these patients. This essay will be a reflection of my sickle cell placement as a student nurse. This topic was chosen because I wanted to observe what sickle cell nurses do for patients in order to enhance my learning; moreover, I also believe that this learning associates well to my course. I also chose to observe what sickle cell nurses do for patients because I of the likelihood of encountering patients with sickle cell disease in the future. This essay shall first undertake a reflection on the transition activity; secondly, it will demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the transition activity, which in this case is sickle cell disease. This second part will also demonstrate the impact of the topic and the transition activity to my area of professional practice. This second portion shall also discuss the role of sickle cell nurses and shall then provide reasons why the activity was chosen. Thirdly, this essay will analyse how this transition activity has contributed to my own learning and skills development. ...
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