Clinical Reflection on competency

Clinical Reflection on competency

Such a profession as nurse is quite widespread nowadays. The reason may be a serious and a really strong desire to help people and to take care of them. Due to such a desire many people decide to complete certain trainings in this sphere in order to become good and highly qualified nurses. The nursing profession pays much attention to the human rights and to the health of the people. Moreover, every nurse should obtain a moral responsibility and be responsible for all the actions and all the decisions concerning the nursery practice. The nursing profession also includes certain critical relationship between such factors as health and human rights.

However, there are certain requirements in this sphere and it is essential to be aware of them in order to become successful and highly qualified. It is definitely very important to be aware of all the contemporary nurse specialist competency standards in order to be a really good professional. Nowadays all the Nurse Specialist Competency Standards are usually set out in several areas of nursing practice under certain ‘domains’. The number and the content of the domains may be quite different. However, Professional practice, Critical thinking and analysis, Provision and coordination of care and Collaborative and therapeutic practice are considered to be the major domains in this sphere.

All these domains are created and chosen according to the generic competency standards. Moreover, each domain has a more detailed structure. Every domain is separated and divided into several smaller elements. With the help of all these small elements it is possible to understand and to find out whether all the required and necessary standards were reached or not.

In order to become a good nurse it is essential to be aware of all the important rules and standards in this sphere. Only in case the young nurse is able to combine all the domains she will be able to have a good career and she will definitely become a wonderful and extremely skillful and highly experienced nurse. Creating a special list of the main requirements and purposes will definitely help every nurse to reach all the goals. In such a way this list can be used as a guide to professional and ethical practice.

It is really essential to achieve certain experience in every sphere and concerning every domain in order to get the required experience. In order to obtain the required framework for the professional nursing practice and the proper education in it essential to be aware of all the Nurse Specialist Competency Standards and moreover it is also important to know the major points of the Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.

Each domain has its own purpose and it is created and studied in order to increase the professionalism of the future nurse. For instance, professional practice is tightly related to the professional and basic legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. According to this domain it is required to show that you obtain the required satisfactory base and accountability for practice.

Moreover, it is also really essential to be aware of all the major rules and aspects concerning the protection of individual and certain group rights. As for the performance criteria every nurse should recognize and at the same time uphold all the laws that are at least somehow relating to reproductive health and appropriate to the current circumstances and all the available resources.

Every professional nurse should follow the legal parameters and requirements of the midwifery practice or health care in general. Moreover, the domain professional practice also means the necessity to be able to recognize all the unsafe practices and every nurse should be able to prevent the recurrence of these practices in case she has noticed at least some signs of it.

Besides, every nurse should demonstrate only positive and accurate attitude and care to every patient in any conditions. The behavior of the nurse should also be in accordance with the most important and widespread ethical standards and with the code of the professional conduct. This aspect is quite vital and important nowadays.

Every good nurse should be able to help the patient make up some decisions in case he or she are unable to do it themselves. The proper support is essential nowadays and every experienced and highly qualified nurse understands it. Moreover, every choice of the patient should be respected and valued.

Nowadays almost every patient is especially concerned with the privacy and dignity. That is why these features should be always observed and followed by the nurse. The relationships that exist between the nurse and the patient should always be absolutely reliable and respected. Trust is the main aspect that should be dominant in any relationship of this or some similar type. Moreover, every good nurse should also be an active member of the society. It is far not enough simply to be a professional. It is also important to participate in the social life and to offer certain support and assistance in this sphere.

Every good and competent nurse should not only be a good professional but it is also important to take an active role in the social life of the community.

Critical thinking and analysis is one more really important domain concerning the clinical reflection on competency. This domain is related to the self-appraisal and special professional development.  The value of evidence and some definite research for practice is also very important concerning this domain. According to this domain it is essential to use the general code of ethics and the code of the professional conduct. All these requirements will help to guide the main aspects of the health care practice.

In order to perform this task properly and to cope with it is recommended to seek certain additional knowledge through colleague support, and it is also possible to find out the required knowledge through the self and ongoing professional development.

In case you want to become a good nurse you will have to obtain certain belief in yourself and enthusiasm.

Every nurse should understand that they should provide only high quality service and the main task is to gradually raise the standard of nursing care. Ethical behavior is definitely important and it is one of the main requirements in this sphere. Every nurse is responsible for all the decisions that are made up concerning the person’s care and health. That is why every nurse should pass some examination that will prove her proper knowledge and the required experience. Moreover, nurses also have to take care of their colleagues at least partially. It is essential to ensure that all the workers are providing the proper nursing care.

One more aspect about the nurses is that they value and highly estimate kindness and respect towards them or some other people. Every nurse should demonstrate gentleness and kindness during the nursing care. Nurse has a very important task to calm down the patient or to help him in some other aspects and in such a way to be able to build the appropriate relationship.

Moreover, every nurse should try her best in order to understand and value the diversity of people. Cultural backgrounds and their native language or some other similar factors may affect the provision or the receipt of the required health care.

The social, economic and ecological environment should be highly valued by every good nurse. In some urgent and sudden situations every nurse should be aware of the possible methods how to use the available resources such as water or energy in an efficient way. 

Nowadays we all have to make up some specific choices. And the same thing can be mentioned about the nursing. You can do your best and learn all the required aspects of this profession or you can learn only some basic things and as a result it will be far not enough in order to be a competent and highly qualified nurse. The whole process of education in nursing is quite complex and it requires t use various skills as some of the communicative logical and some more experiences.

In order to be able to start practicing every nurse should prove that she is ready for it. It is necessary to show that the nurse is absolutely health-orientated, quite thinking and absolutely competent. Every nurse will obtain personal proof of competence after many various tutors and examinations and some other types of the constant assessment. Being a nurse is quite a responsible thing and it requires observing certain requirements and rules.

It is considered that many students have certain difficulties with the ability to articulate their personal anxieties. These anxieties may be concerning the study or just the clinical placements. With the professional help of the tutors and some of the mentors it is possible to increase the self-awareness and solid confidence of the students.

As it is known nursing cannot exist without any social contacts and it cannot constantly be in isolation. All the students require certain comprehensive acknowledgement in order to be able to prevent both physical and the mental exhaustion. The main purpose of training is to have some results. In this case it is expected to have a highly qualified and experienced nursing practitioner who is properly trained integrated member and a certain part of the health-care team.

Such a professional education should be quite life-long. And moreover, education of this type should include several stages as the pre-registration factual knowledge and one more aspect is skill acquisition. Besides, in order to achieve really good results it is essential to combine certain craft and nursing wisdom. These two aspects should be used simultaneously. All the elements that are discussed and analyzed during the training are quite connected with the future practice.

As a conclusion it should be said that it is really essential to be able to combine and to be aware of all the major domains considering the contemporary nurse specialist competency standards. Only in case the nurse is able to show the proper reflect of the required competencies then it is possible to consider such a nurse a professional.


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