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Management Skills in Adult Nursing
Pages 16 (4016 words)
Essay on Management Skills in Adult Nursing. Introduction Management is an important aspect of effective health care delivery and one especially important element is the discharge planning of patients and their handover (Haggerty, et.al., 2003). Reflective practice is also one of the most important means by which the nursing practice can be improved and the performance of each nurse can be self-assessed and evaluated for possible improvements (Wang, et.al., 2010).
In order to improve my practice, I will reflect on this incident, and address issues of effective discharge planning, communication, and handover. The themes I will consider for this topic would follow the various questions raised by Johns’ reflective model. This model is meant to be implemented by sharing with fellow practitioners or with a mentor, which then transforms the learning to a faster pace. Johns’ model emphasizes the value of experienced knowledge as well as the power of the practitioner to access and implement information which has been secured via empirical processes (Grech, 2004). More specific themes on discharge planning, communication, and handover shall be incorporated into the text. The critical and analytical aspects of this discussion shall flow from the reflective process, with an evaluation of the specific actions based on standards of the practice (Callara, 2008). Description of incident The scenario under evaluation involves the discharge of Patient X, a 65 year old male patient who recently underwent hip hemiarthroplasty surgery. During the discharge planning process, there were several orders which I was not sure how to implement. ...
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