I listened tentatively in order to understand the care to provide for patients.
Listening is the ability to perceive the exact message that the sender intended (Scovell, 2010).
In delegating patients’ care, it involves good and effective communication skills.
If delegation is carried out incorrectly in practice it can cause suspension in the care given and that can put patient at risk (Marquis and Huston 2006).
After my induction, I was given client’s folders and care plans to read, with this I was able to identify their needs and was able to support the clients.
After the induction, myself and my mentor discussed about my learning outcomes and I took six learning outcomes that were relevant to my placement setting.Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation comprises of delegation (Mc Cabe and Timmins 2006).It may be direct or indirect; direct delegation is usually given verbally regarding an activity or task in a specific nursing care situation (Tappen et al. Verbal delegation was used to ensure that everyone understood their duty.Handover helps provide relevant information; ensure effective and safe patient care (Hoban, 2003).During the handover I had my mentor, and two healthcare assistant for the shift.Reflective commentary Placement one The aim of this essay is to reflect and evaluate my experience whilst on my third year first placement in a nursing home for people with profound and severe learning disabilities.This reflective commentary will describe briefly about my placement setting and also about the nature of the service they provide to the service users and how I have participated in handover during placement.However using Gibbs, (1998) reflective cycle, which includes the description of an event, the feelings from the event, the evaluation of the event, analysing the situation of the event, the conclusion of the event and finally action plan made to improve on the event.The Nursing and Midwifery code of conduct, (2008) guidelines, stresses the fact about onfidentiality, so therefore all information about my placement settings will be respected and treated with privacy.The clinical experience is often times the cornerstone of the nursing student’s career. I was there at sharp—a feat for me even then, as I’m chronically on “Becky Time,” which is a beautiful experience of always being five to ten minutes late everywhere I go.I had a year of coursework before I began my clinical experiences. I didn’t know anyone, as I had recently transferred into the program from a different city, and to say that I was nervous would be an understatement.