Reflection is defined as “the process of creating and clarifying the meaning of experience in terms of self”(Boyd & Fales 1983, p101) and Reid (1993) defines reflection as “a process of reviewing an experience of practice in order to describe, analyse, evaluate and so inform learning about practice” (p305).Many authors recommend the use of a model for reflection ( Reid 1993, Schutz 2007, Yeok 2007); so I chose Gibb’s (1988) model described by Yeok(2007) for my reflection in my nursing practice. It emphasizes on my feelings and thinking at the time of that situation and stimulates my self awareness of the limiting factors and other perceptions of the situation.
In commencing this management journal, I began my diary style entries of my observations and my personal thoughts with dates. I focused on the issue of conflict in my workplace, which had been a major problem since long. I reanalyzed my each entry at different times during my semester and added more information from my readings and my research .Gibb’s reflective cycle helped me to explain the events, feelings and thoughts (first three phases- description, feelings, evaluation) and to analyse what else could in have been done and what could be done in future for better nursing practices (last three phases-analysis, conclusion and action plan) (Gibbs 1988 cited in Yeok 2007).
April 2, 2013
At first, I have been thinking of different issues in my workplace that required a serious approach, after attending the workshops of GHMB902. When I revised some recent issues in workplace, I felt the problems on several personal conflicts to be considered and to be clarified. Over the past few months, I received many complaints regarding the internal fights among the staff and its effect on the teamwork and collaborative care. I received notification from not only the staff but also the patients and their relatives regarding the poor delivery of care to the patients. I noticed that the issues mostly persist among...