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The experience of reflection as a implement for understanding in workplace education can allow the student to problem solve in practice By exploring the persons own unique circumstances and past experience they can in order to learn bear in mind past beliefs and recollections as a basis to accomplish a desired learning result Rolfe 1998 Taylor 2000 suggests that to reflect on action from an event we must recollect our thoughts and memories That is when we must use the faculty of contemplation meditation and consideration which permits us to realise the insight of our past experiences and thoughts in order to adapt our behaviour should we encounter similar related incidents in the future Introduction This reflective case study has been written using the Gibbs 1998 model of reflective writing Confidentiality has been preserved throughout in accordance with the Health Professions Council HPC Code of Professional Conduct HPC 2002 and I have chosen the pseudonym of Joyce Charles for my patient Although this was the first week of my second placement in general practice this was the first time that we had met therefore I introduced myself and made clear at the practice and explaining that I was a Paramedic undergoing further training to become an Emergency Care Practitioner ECP as described by Silverman et al 1999 Joyce gave me verbal consent Department of Health 2001 to take part in her consultation and treatment Description The rationale for reflection in relation in to this topic is to understand the difference in todays standards and how important the Health Care Professionals role will impact in providing care for patients suffering chronic disease Joyce had returned to the surgery following a glucose tolerance test for diabetes she was a 43 year old clinically obese female The previous week she was seen by the Doctor as she had some sores that were not healing properly Joyce was asked to return to see the diabetic nurse
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