Leadership commentary: Gibb's Reflection Model

Leadership commentary: Gibb
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Running head: LEADERSHIP COMMENTARY Leadership Commentary (name) (school) (date) Leadership commentary Introduction Reflection and commentaries help refocus the thoughts and activities of health professionals while caring for their patients. This paper shall be a commentary or reflection on my practice placement, reviewing my placement based on Gibbs’ Reflection style.


My mentor asked me to take the lead in managing the patients. One of my patients was going to have surgery that day. All patients were endorsed to me by the night staff. I decided to prioritize the patients based on their needs. One of my patients was going home that day so I did not have to prioritize him as yet. I decided to prioritize my patient who was about to undergo surgery, to monitor her, to make observations, and to review her check lists and everything else she would need before the surgery. I asked who wanted to do the other tasks, including the washing of the patients, and making of their bed. I assigned tasks to the appropriate staff members. I then successfully transferred the patient to surgery. The other patient who was supposed to go home that day was not happy because his discharge summary as well as pertinent medication details were not prepared. I overheard him talking angrily with his health care assistant. I approached the patient and went on to explain the reason for my decision. Feelings/Thoughts While handling the situation, I feel like I have approached it in a democratic manner and I feel relatively good about that my decisions. ...
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