(Solved) NUR1110 – Communication and scholarship in nursing and midwifery: Written reflection




NUR1110 – Communication and scholarship in nursing and midwifery: Written reflection NUR1110 – Communication and scholarship in nursing and midwifery: Written reflection


This unit introduces learners to the process of self-reflection, clinical communication, questioning and critical thinking in preparation for problem recognition, problem solving and maintaining personal well-being.

Research, academic writing skills and knowledge of evidence-based professional practice equip the learner as a scholar and a nurse/midwife.

The concepts of person-centredness (nursing) and woman-centredness (midwifery) are explored from the perspective of self, examining personal values, sets of beliefs, cultural perspectives, attitudes toward others, and factors that influence health across the lifespan.

Assessment: Written Reflection

Reflection and critical thinking are integral skills for professional nurses and midwives to develop. For
Assessment Task 4 you are asked to demonstrate your development as a reflective learner by
discussing reflection and critical thinking supported by scholarly references and applying your
knowledge to a learning experience.

In Week 9, 10 or 11 you will be/were involved in an e-Simulation exercise which may/may not have
exposed you to an experience you have never had before. In the Simulation you were asked to
suspend judgement and just be in the experience. For this exercise, you are asked to deeply reflect
on your experience of the e-Simulation as if it had been an actual, rather than a simulated experience.
If you had really been in that situation, how would you reflect on the learning from that experience?
The Simulation will bring together learning from a number of your core units so that you can reflect on
the communication, cultural and other aspects of the experience, and how the experience may help to
inform your future practice as a health professional.

You are required to use the Gibbs Reflective Cycle (1988) as the framework from which to write
your reflective assessment piece. Below is a representation of the six (6) stages in the cycle. We were
introduced to this model in Week 2 and will be revising the model in Workshops before the
assessment due date.

Solution (PASSED)


For professional and career development, reflection is a continuous process. We reflect on a range of situations, problems and what went all at all the times even without writing it. We look at what went well, why what went wrong did not go well, what we feel about it and what can be done in future (Jayasree & John, 2013). Reflection can also be a personal experience such as the one I had when travelling alone in a foreign country. I cannot speak the country language, and while I was travelling, I had serious issues, my visual and auditory ability because unstable making me be transferred to a local hospital where I had series of problems. The above reflection can well be explained using the Gibbs (1988) model.

Professor Gibbs developed in 1988a reflective cycle, which would help professionals learn as they do (Gibbs, 1988). This model is useful especially in situations that regularly experience, especially when things do not go well such as healthcare environment where a nurse has to deal with people from different backgrounds, culture, languages and values. The model consists of six steps, which begins with describing what happened, the feeling of what we are thinking and feeling about what happened, evaluation of what was bad or good about the experience one had. In the fourth step, it views the analysis of what sense we can make of the happening or situation that happened, concluding on what one would have done to make right and the action plan on what one could do if the same situation occurred (Gibbs, 1988). Using this model, I have prepared a reflection on my personal experience in the hospital using the six steps recommended by Gibbs (1988) and finally provided a conclusion to this reflection.

 Personal Reflection Using the Gibbs Cycle


The description is the first step of the Gibbs cycle that explains what happened; this puts the readers in the picture of the developing story or the event that developed the situation that led to personal reflection (Haten, 2014). I found myself in lying in a hospital bed in a foreign country that seems like India. as I was travelling alone, my body started feeling uneasy, this feeling developed into serious issues, and my visual and auditory ability became unstable to the point that I was transferred to a local hospital.

At this hospital, I found myself surrounded by nurses who did not introduce themselves and were even speaking in a foreign language that I did not understand. My eyesight were blurry, so was the hearing, but from a distance I was able to see that the curtains were open and other patients were just looking at me, this made me uneasy because of the lack of privacy, and as a result I started texting someone asking him where he was and telling him that I was scared.

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