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FRAMEWORKS FOR CARE INTRODUCTION I have noticed nowadays that reflective practice does play a major role in the nursing field It is not just a personal opinion asTeekman 2000pg 1125-1135 states that reflective practice is becoming an essential element of nurse education as professional nursing bodies world wide are being impressed by literature on learning by reflection It is nearly the same conclusion that is brought by Boud Keogh and Walker1987pg 11 and this is proof as well that reflective practice isnt a new concept It is so as they traced similar ideas back to Aristoles writings on practical judgement and moral actions Reflective practice is a system that clarifies everything It is a simple task of noting past experience and improving on past errors Reflection also provides data for self-examination and increases learning from experiences Saylor 1990 The following essay is based upon the concept of reflection I decided to go straight through the description of the incident and offered a list of the books I based my concept on I thought it would be more relevant in this way DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT I was on a surgical ward for my placement It was a new experience as it was my first time on a ward There was a patient I was looking after Ill call him Stephen Jordan He had a colostomy a surgical operation in which a part of the colon is brought through the abdominal wall and opened in order to drain or decompress the intestine He also had a sternotomy which is a division of the sternum performed to allow access to the heart and its major vessel Two days after surgery he was brought to the ward I worked He was very weak and could feel the most minor pain to a high level So once it happened that he was shouting for help and nobody came to him He even buzzed
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