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Description Reflection is very important for nurses just like it is people belonging to all kinds of professions. Reflection helps nurses “develop a ‘feel’ for what they do “practically and bodily so that it becomes part of the knowing process” but cannot always be verbally expressed ‘we know more than we can say’” (countiesmanukau.health.nz, 2013)…
The Driscoll’s reflective cycle has three stages, namely “returning to the situation, understanding the context, and modifying future outcomes” (docstoc.com, 2011). The reflection will concentrate on the difference between aseptic non touch technique in the community setting and within the hospital setting, whilst recognising weaknesses within myself. In accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) (2008) guidelines on confidentialality the alias of Mrs B will be used to protect the patients identify. During my community placement, I went with my mentor to Mrs B’s home to redress her wound. Mrs B is a 63 year old lady who suffers from diabetes and has a diabetic ulcer on her left heel. After getting the permission from Mrs. B to enter her home, I introduced myself as a student nurse and asked Mrs B’s consent to change the dressing on her heel. She agreed to this. Consent means agreement that is a fundamental prerequisite of any kind of medical treatment. “Patient autonomy, respect for such autonomy and the right to information underpins this concept of consent” (Daly, 2009, p. 3). ...
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