CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Assignment Help

 

1a.     (There are two parts to this question)

    1. Legal and ethical requirements within the workplace are vital for improving and reviewing your own nursing practice.  Referring to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) Code of Conduct for Nurses[1], briefly discuss which three (3) principles relate to practicing reflectively, reviewing and improving your own practice. (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

In consideration to the Nursing and Midwifery code of conduct the three principles that relates to reflecting, reviewing and improving own practise are:

Principal 1 (Legal compliance): this principle help in proving vital data and information to work effectively avoiding any ambiguity, provide vital guidelines to about lawful behaviour so once can do self-assessment to work in obligation to this principle.

Principle 4 (Professional behaviour): this help in reviewing our work process to meet the obligation to work in compliance to the policy.

Principle 7 (Health and wellbeing): in order to deliver quality care to the patient it is vital for nurses to ensure both patient and their own wellbeing as well (Cowin, Riley, Heiler & Gregory, 2019), nurses have responsibility to ensure their own and their colleague’s wellbeing to certify safety and work productivity.

 

 

    1. Referring to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice (2016)[2], briefly discuss which standard relates to practicing reflectively, reviewing and improving your own practice. (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Standard 1: This standard provide information about vital laws, policy and procedure that support in improving practise as enrolled nurse. This help in avoiding medical errors, understand the expectation related to work which support in improving the work to deliver quality care as per standard.

 

Standard 3: Except accountability and responsibility of own action, this standard help in providing procedures when collaborating with RN to deliver care (Fisher, 2017), consulting with register nurse and other health professional of multidisciplinary team to ensure right information and facilitate informed decisions.

 

Standard 7: communicate and use documentation to inform and report care, documentation is vital process to ensure effectivity of quality care.

 

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1b.     According to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice 2016 there are three (3) main domains of practice.  Please provide a brief outline of the domain that most relates to your duty of care to your clients and colleagues in regards to maintaining your professional learning.  (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)          

 

The three domains of practise that relates to my duty of care are:

 

First: professional and collaborative practise:  this provide legal and ethical guidelines that support in working effectively as enrolled nurse to demonstrate my knowledge  and skills to develop best care (Fisher, 2017). This support in maintaining confidentiality of the client and colleagues and respect people, being accountable for my own action.

Second, provision of care: this domain support in understanding all aspect of care, process of evaluating the outcome of the care, it is vital to consider all vital data and information when planning for care, and collaborate with health professional when developing care plan to ensure effective care is delivered to meet patient need. Effective communication and documentation to monitor and report care. 

Third, reflective and analytical practise:  this help in reflecting on evidence based practise and help in using appropriate knowledge and skills to delivered care in obligation to safety and quality guidelines and engage in ongoing self-development as professional.

 

 

                                         

 

 

1c.       as per the question above - you have discussed your duty of care as a nurse to maintain your professional knowledge, but what about the rights and responsibilities of the employer?

Discuss two (2) methods an employer may provide or support to ensure that you are maintaining your professional knowledge / learning. (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Employer responsibility:

Employer has responsibility to ensure safe working environment, that will support in productive workplace and help in attaining better workplace goals without any ambiguity. As per employer has duty of care to maintain safety of both client and staff.

Provide instruction, training, procedure to identify and mitigate the workplace related to issue,  employer has responsibility to inform about how to resolve any issue, what to do in emergency (Lanlehin, 2018).

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1d.      to be able to review and improve your practices you must have an understanding of your responsibilities and limitations as per the Enrolled Nurse Standards for Practice 2016  

             Discuss the three (3) key features to your scope of practice that identifies your responsibilities and limitations (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Think critically and analyse nursing practice:

Engage in therapeutic relationship

Evaluate outcome to inform nursing practice (Lanhein, 2018)

The limitation will be restriction in making decision independently related to medication given to the patient.

 

 

2.         There are various models that explain the purpose and understanding of the benefits of professional reflection.  Choose one (1) that you feel that you can relate to further explain its concept and why you chose it. (Word Count Range: 100-150 words, reference)

Gibbs reflective model is the one that I can relate the most as it comprise the process of learning through experience/event. It help in thinking systematically about an event using circle of reflection, this help in thinking about experience related to specific situation (Li, Chen, Liu & Deng, 2020) making aware of our own action, and behaviours, help in understanding what changes can be made for better outcome so that we can work more effectively in future.

The Gibbs cycle comprise six steps:

Description: this help in understanding what happened and how I am involved in that event/situation? It help in analysing/gathering vital information related to an event.

Feeling:  this help in identifying my feeling about that event/situation, trigger me to question what I feel after that event, how I look at that situation?

Evaluation: help me evaluate what went well in that situation and what not? What improvement can be made for better outcome?

Analysis: this phrase help me think what I have learned from this event/situation.

Conclusion:  this help me understand what else can be done in the situation for better outcome, or what has gone good and bad in the situation that needed to be noted.

Action plan: in consideration to this event evaluation future plan to be made to ensure better quality work or facilitate continuous improvement.

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Now that you have covered the legal and ethical considerations for practice, how can you ensure that you review and improve on these for your own professional development?

Question 3 looks at the professional development opportunities you may have as nurses to ensure that you are meeting the standards.

3a.       Explain five (5) benefits that you (as a nurse) will get from engaging in industry networking. (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)     

The five benefits as a nurse I will get from engaging in industry networking are:

  • Help in sharing knowledge
  • Discover new specialities
  • Discover new opportunities
  •  meeting and establishing mutually-beneficial connections (Khanum et al., 2016)
  • Find new position to support professional growth.

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3b.      Research and identify two (2) professional nursing bodies that support and facilitate industry networking. Provide a brief outline of what they offer to assist a nurse for industry networking and professional development. (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Australian primary health care nurses association (APNA) and Australian college of Nursing (CAN) are one of the peak professional association in health care comprising general practise and supporting nurses in all stages of the careers (Halcomb, Ashley, James & Smyth, 2018), providing opportunities for networking supporting nurses to share knowledge and skills to learn from each other and find better work opportunities.

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3c.       identify the current requirements for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Enrolled Nurses within Australia. Including the type of training and options available for you to obtain the CPD requirements (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Current requirement comprise all registered and enrolled nurses and midwives to accomplish a minimum of 20 hours of continuous professional development per year, the continuous professional development hours must be related to individual nurse in context of practice (Soriano et al., 2016).

 

 

3d.      In the table below provide three (3) informal and one (1) formal way of learning and developing in nursing (Reference)

 

Informal

Formal

Learning from the experience

Learning through education, training, and working in obligation to organization policy and procedure.

Observation, monitoring my own action and behaviour to certify development

Learning and development through training and on set practice  (Waragai  et al.,2017)

Informal feedback, demonstrating effective communication skills and active listening to ensure development.

Formal feedback from employer, colleagues and client to learn and ensure development

 

 

 

4.         When you set out to develop a personal plan it is important to understand how and why you are doing it.

For each point in the plan’s column, discuss the principles and provide two (2) techniques for how it can be achieved.   (Word Count Range: 100-150 words, reference)

 

 

Plans

Principles

Techniques

Creating a personal development plan

Principle 1 ( Legal compliance) that help in providing guidelines about obligations, acceptable behaviour, etc.

  • Documenting my plan to compare the initial plan with the outcome.
  • Monitoring the plan throughout to ensure I meet the desired goal.

Personal goal setting

Principle 4-Professional behaviour

  • Making checklist
  • Identifying and utilising my strength to attain the goal

Setting realistic timeframes

Principle 5-Teaching supervising and assessing

  • Scheduling time as per task priorities.
  • Monitoring the schedule to set realistic timeframe

Measuring progress and performance

Principle 5-Teaching supervising and assessing

  • Initially documenting the plan
  • Monitoring the plan throughout and comparing the outcome with initially planned goal.

 

5.         Discuss four (4) ways you can work better to improve your performance in your workplace / in your study (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

The four ways I can work better to improve my performance in workplace are:

Demonstrating effective communication skills- both verbal and non-verbal communication skills support in building trust and rapport with the client and co-workers that help in ensuring better work.

Active listening- active listening help in understanding other perspective, gathering feedback supporting in better productivity at work.

Documentation- this help in setting work objective, work in compliance to workplace policy and procedure and avoid any medical error or workplace breach.

Monitoring: continuous   monitoring support in ensure better workplace outcome and compliance avoiding chance of ambiguity and error (Pai, Ko, Eng & Yen, 2017)

 

6a.       Everybody learns in different ways, there are three (3) common learning styles that apply to individuals.

Below each picture identify the learning style and discuss how individuals learn with that style (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

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Visual learning help such as understanding the picture, image to gather information or understand the condition.  

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Auditory learning style: learning when information is spoken, for instance, feedback share by supervisor/employer/colleagues, etc. process information through sharing knowledge in meeting and conference.

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Practical learning: for instance, learning through written or readable document, report etc. (Anderson, 2016)

 

6b.      What learning style do you identify with the most and why? (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Practical learning style I identify the most for the reason that it minimize the chances of misunderstanding or ambiguity it is evidence based that help in working effectively avoiding medical errors and supporting in development. For instance, when making plan for patient to meet specific need it is vital to include evidence based report/document to support the patient to avoid medical errors (Anderson, 2016)

 

6c.       Discuss the importance of understanding learning styles. (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Importance of knowing and understanding learning style is vital as nurse to give our best while working (Anderson, 2016), these styles are useful in different stages and can help in delivering quality care. For instance, auditory style help in understanding other perspective, their experience and knowledge to learn and improve work to deliver quality care.

 

7.       Discuss how you can assess and confirm your own learning opportunities in nursing to ensure that they meet the ethical and legal requirements for practice (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

 

Working in obligation organization and federal policy and procedure will help in evaluating that my own learning opportunities in nursing meet the ethical and legal requirement, for instance, nurses code of conduct providing guidelines about professional behaviour, legal compliance, person-centered practice, etc. will support in identifying opportunities for learning (Owen & Ward-Smith, 2014).

 

 

8a.       from your research, discuss one (1) emerging health industry development that can be used to improve your practice (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Electronic health record is one emerging health industry development that will support in better documentation and monitoring of the data, this support easy and effective record sharing with facilities and provider, providing to be time efficient, improving quality of care for patient (Zheng et al., 2020) increasing scope of patient information to reach to nurses permitting easier diagnosis and treatment.

 

8b.      Research one (1) nursing journal that provides current information on any topic in nursing that you are interested in. Provide a short paragraph regarding the article as to how the article can help you to improve your practice (Word Count Range: 100-150 words, reference)

The importance of self-care is vital in nursing to ensure metal, physical and spiritual well-being.  According to journal article “The importance of self-care for nurses” self-care help in reducing the stress, help nurses to work effectively and showing compassion and empathy when caring for others. It is vital to be mentally and physically fit when caring for others to ensure wellbeing of both patient and ourselves to improve quality of care. Self-care ensure safety and promote health (Brucker, 2018), preserve integrity, certify personal and professional growth, minimize risk of ambiguity. Nurses can ensure self-care by ensure their physical and mental wellbeing, finding opportunity for growth, taking support of senior where needed in work to avoid error, decide suitable interventions and its implementation to pursue goal and certify both personal and professional development.

 

 

 

9.            Discuss three (3) ways you can reflect on and recognise the effect of values, beliefs and behaviour on your own practice (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

The three ways I can reflect on and recognise the effect of value, beliefs and behaviour are-

  • Identifying my strength:  identifying my strength when working with others help in reflecting on my values and beliefs.  Identifying own strengths and identifying process to use this strength to attain goals is effective in professional development (Maia et al., 2019).
  • Monitoring: monitoring my own work and evaluating it in consideration to my values to monitor my behaviour.
  • Identifying opportunities: identifying opportunities to improve my work, such as feedback gathering to ensure I work as per my decided value and beliefs.

 

 

Nursing is a profession centred on caring, you spend much of your time providing care for others.  Unfortunately, you may find that you do not give the same consideration to yourself; hence the need to understand self-care. 

10a.    Discuss the need for self-care strategies (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

The importance of self-care is vital in nursing to ensure metal, physical and spiritual well-being.  It is vital to be mentally and physically fit when caring for others to ensure wellbeing of both patient and ourselves to improve quality of care. Self-care ensure safety and promote health (Brucker, 2018), preserve integrity, certify personal and professional growth, minimize risk of ambiguity. Nurses can ensure self-care by ensure their physical and mental wellbeing, finding opportunity for growth, taking support of senior where needed in work to avoid error, decide suitable interventions and its implementation to pursue goal and certify both personal and professional development.

 

 

 

10b.    Identify six (6) self-care strategies you can adopt to ensure that you have a healthy work life balance. (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

The six self-care strategies are:

  • Identifying own strengths
  • Finding the meaning/purpose in the work
  • Spending quality time with friends and family for better mental wellbeing
  • Healthy routine (Eating healthy and Exercising daily)
  • Nurturing interpersonal connections
  • Working as per decided plan and procedure

These strategies help in promoting better wellbeing and ensuring safety, support in both personal and professional growth (Bruker, 2018).

 

10c.     Identify at least two (2) services that you could access for additional support with self-care if required.  Ensure you provide how you would contact these services (contact details) or seek referral.  (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

I will contact local dietician to ensure I have healthy eating plan:

Sydney city nutritionist:  phone 611300366342, address 404/65 York St.

Healthy eating will support in improving overall health I will consult the dietician to support me in healthy eating.

 

Yoga trainer: body mind life number 61295767839002

I will contact yoga to improve better mind wellbeing.

 

11a.    Discuss three (3) sources of information within a workplace that provide advice about improving work practices (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

Organization work health and safety policy and procedure can support in identifying, assessing, mitigating possible risk to ensure safety of all in workplace.

Organization policy and procedure to report the incidence or issue will support in improving the work (Timmins, 2011).

 Feedback gathered from supervisor will also support in improving the work.

 

11b.    Discuss three (3) sources of information outside a workplace that provide advice about improving work practices for nurses (Word Count Range: 50-100 words, reference)

 

  • Nursing and midwife board of Australia provide vital code of conduct needed to be considered by nurses or midwives to work effectively (Regan & Rodriguez, 2011)
  • Australia primary health care nurses association and privacy act
  • Work health and safety act

Working in compliance to these act will support in improving the work practice and ensuring safety of both colleagues and client.

 

 

Reference:

Anderson, I. (2016). Identifying different learning styles to enhance the learning experience. Nursing Standard31(7).

Brucker, M. C. (2018). The Importance of Self-Care for Nurses. Nursing for women's health, 22(6), 439-440

Cowin, L. S., Riley, T. K., Heiler, J., & Gregory, L. R. (2019). The relevance of nurses and midwives code of conduct in Australia. International nursing review, 66(3), 320-328.

Fisher, M. (2017). Professional standards for nursing practice: How do they shape contemporary rehabilitation nursing practice?. Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association, 20(1), 4

Halcomb, E., Ashley, C., James, S., & Smyth, E. (2018). Employment conditions of Australian primary health care nurses. Collegian, 25(1), 65-71

Khanum, S., Souza, M. D. L. D., Naz, N., Sasso, G. T. M. D., Brüggemann, O. M., & Heideman, I. T. S. B. (2016). The use of networking in nursing practice—An integrative review. Societies, 6(3), 22

Lanlehin, R. M. (2018). Self-tracking, governmentality, and Nursing and Midwifery Council's (2016) revalidation policy. Nurse education today, 64, 125-129

Li, Y., Chen, W., Liu, C., & Deng, M. (2020). Nurses’ Psychological Feelings About the Application of Gibbs Reflective Cycle of Adverse Events. American Journal of Nursing, 9(2), 74-78

Maia, M. A., de Oliveira Paiva, A. C., Moretão, D. I. C., Batista, R. C. R., & Alves, M. (2019). THE DAILY WORK IN NURSING: A REFLECTION ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES. Cienc Cuid Saude18(4), e43349

Owen, A. M., & Ward-Smith, P. (2014). Collaborative learning in nursing simulation: near-peer teaching using standardized patients. Journal of Nursing Education53(3), 170-173.

Pai, H. C., Ko, H. L., Eng, C. J., & Yen, W. J. (2017). The mediating effect of self-reflection and learning effectiveness on clinical nursing performance in nursing students: A follow-up study. Journal of Professional Nursing33(4), 287-292.

Regan, L. C., & Rodriguez, L. (2011). Nurse empowerment from a middle-management perspective: nurse managers' and assistant nurse managers' workplace empowerment views. The Permanente Journal15(1), e101.

Soriano, C., Wechsler, D., White, A., Goldberg, I., Pollard, G., & Naunton, M. (2016). An evaluation of Australian pharmacists’ knowledge of glaucoma: Effectiveness of continuous professional development education events. Pharmacy Education, 16.

Timmins, F. (2011). Managers’ duty to maintain good workplace communications skills. Nursing management18(3).Waragai, I., Ohta, T., Kurabayashi, S., Kiyoki, Y., Sato, Y., & Brückner, S. (2017). Construction and evaluation of an integrated formal/informal learning environment for foreign language learning across real and virtual spaces. CALL in a climate of change: adapting to turbulent global conditions, 322.

Zheng, L., Kaufman, D. R., Duncan, B. J., Furniss, S. K., Grando, A., Poterack, K. A., ... & Doebbeling, B. N. (2020). A Task-Analytic Framework Comparing Preoperative Electronic Health Record-Mediated Nursing Workflow in Different Settings. Computers, informatics, nursing: CIN.

 

 

 

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