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Introduction For this essay I have chosen to write about a situation that happened to me while I was working as an nursing auxiliary in an orthopaedic ward I learned that a patient had been involved in a car accident where she was the driver and her boyfriend had been killed I imagined that she must be feeling awful possibly responsible for his death I felt that I should say something but could not find the words instead I said nothing but I felt bad afterwards because I had done nothing To examine this situation I shall use Gibbs reflective model appendix 1 which will help me discover other possible actions I could have taken instead and help formulate a plan of action for the future if a similar situation arose again Also in connection with the experience I will be researching into the importance of good communication the role of the multidisciplinary team and the importance of using evidence based practice Gibbs Reflective Cycle 1988 See appendix 1 Description While I was working as an auxiliary nurse at an orthopaedics ward I was told that one of the patients being cared for was girl in her early twenties she had been involved in a car crash while she had been driving with her boyfriend She survived the accident but her boyfriend was killed One of my duties I was required to do was to hand out the trays of meals to the patients As I laid the tray of food on the table in front of her I noticed that she showed absolutely no interest for the food in front of her I wanted to say something comforting to her as I imagined that she might be blaming herself for the accident However I knew that anything I said would probably make the situation worse Instead I put the tray down in front of her said nothing and walk away Afterwards I felt
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