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Types of Evidence of achievement Demonstrated empathy, Standard: Resources: genuineness and unconditional Read Medical-surgical nursing positive regard

d towards my Application and Integration client who was suffering from of Theory Based Knowledge in Canada: Assessment and breast cancer. I was able to management of clinical utilize my previous experience To apply the psychiatric problems. (2010). to demonstrate active listening, nursing skills learned to date and open body language to into my clinical experience on a Strategies: build a therapeutic relationship medical surgical floor. to which she responded by Review online resources on sharing with me her fears about how to complete a head to toe her illness as per my reflective assessment, such as Five journal entry below; (6.01), minute head to toe assessment. (6.04), (6.05), (6.07). (Kaylavmonroy 2012). She was upset that her bed wasnt at the right height and that her breakfast tray was too high. As I looked at her, she began to cry and as I sat beside her she began to open up to me about her fears of dying. (Connolly 2013) I was also able to demonstrate my assessment skills through daily charting of vital signs and head to toe assessments of each of my clients. I found this to be particularly beneficial as my

Learning Objectives

Resources and Strategies

Criteria to validate objectives achieved Scale: 5/5 Feelings: I feel I have being successful in being able to relate my psychiatric nursing skills to the medical / surgical environment. Plan of Action: It is my intension to continue to practice my psychiatric nursing skills regardless of the health care environment I am working in.

detailed charting allowed me to witness the clients progress each week. (1.04), (7.07), (7.08). My medical surgical experience also afforded me the opportunity to handle a dead body which is something I may need to deal with as a psychiatric nurse. While I have had lots of experience handling dead bodies as a Langley Hospice volunteer, I felt it was still important to learn the process of transporting a body to the morgue. (1.02), (1.03).

References: Connolly, D. (2013). Reflective Journal Med Surg Clinical April 28th. Kaylavmonroy (2012). Five minute head to toe assessment. Retrieved from: Lewis, S. L., Heitkemper, M. M., Dirksen, S. R., & OBrien, P. G. (2010). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems. (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: Mosby Elsevier.