HLT54115 Assignment on Diploma of Nursing

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HLT54115 Diploma of NursingCHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practiceWritten Assessment Student Copy1Australia Institute of Business and TechnologyVersion 1.2- June 2016© Succeed Pty Ltd
Instructions to studentsYou are required to be assessed as competent in all questions on this knowledge test.If you do not achieve competence in all questions, please see your trainer for additional assistance before making another attempt at the knowledge test.2Australia Institute of Business and TechnologyVersion 1.2- June 2016© Succeed Pty Ltd
Question 1The following website may assist with this question http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Professional practice as an enrolled nurse requires a sound understanding of what professionalism means, the expectations of consumers, employers, the profession and society in general, and the implications for nursing practice.Examine a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia policy and its associated professional expectations. Consider how this policy will impact on your practice and professional growth as an enrolled nurse.Answer 1Policy of Midwives in private practiceThis policy defines the roles of the midwives engaged in private practice. Thisapplies to the situation when the woman they were caring for was admitted as a publicpatient in a healthcare facility. During such a situation, the responsibility of the midwife is toenable a safe transition of the woman from home to the healthcare facility. She also has toensure a comprehensive and efficient handover of the patient to the healthcare professionalof the facility. During the handover, the medical history of the woman and the on-goingtreatment plan is informed to the healthcare professionals in a comprehensive manner toensure safety of the patient. The midwife has the right to withdraw when the patient she wascaring for is admitted to a professional healthcare system. However, if the patient chooses toobtain support from the midwife, then the midwife can remain.The professional expectations of the midwife include providing both practical andemotional support to the patient. Moreover, in cases where the woman who was cared for bythe midwife is transferred to a healthcare facility, then the personnel if requested can stay asa support system and not take the role of a midwife, which will be considered a breach ofthe standards of professional practice by the nursing and midwifery board of Australia. It isexpected that the midwife during her service to the patient, explain to her that she will beunable to carry out midwifery care when the patient is transferred to a healthcare facility. Enrolled nurses work in medical facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, amongothers. However, when a patient under the care of a midwife is transferred to a medicalfacility, the responsibility for her treatment will be transferred from the midwife to thehealthcare professional. However, if the midwife prefers the services of the midwife, thenshe can serve as a support system to the patient. In such a case, the services of the enrollednurses are not required. Such a policy has a serious impact on the practice and professionalgrowth of the enrolled nurse. 3Australia Institute of Business and TechnologyVersion 1.2- June 2016© Succeed Pty Ltd
Question 2Why is it important to set goals?Goal setting is an important method of:-Deciding what is important for you to achieve in your career / life-Separating what is important for you from what is irrelevant and staying focussed on what is important to you-Motivating yourself to achievement-Building your self-confidence based on measured achievement of goalsSet Specific GoalsSet specific measurable goals. If you achieve all conditions of a measurable goal, then you can be confident and comfortable in its achievement. If you consistently fail to meet a measurable goal, then you can adjust it or analyse the reason for failure and take appropriate action to improve skills.Set Measurable GoalsClearly define the criteria in your mind for success or achievement of the goal. There shouldbe definable limits on your goals so you know whether or not you have achieved it.Set Performance, not Outcome Goals (Achievable goals)This is very important. You should take care to set goals over which you have as much control as possible - there is nothing as dispiriting as failing to achieve a personal goal for reasons beyond your control such failure to gain a particular rotation, rostering issues,injury, or just plain bad luck. Goals based on outcomes are extremely vulnerable to failure because of things beyond your control.If you base your goals on personal performance or skills or knowledge to be acquired, then you can keep control over the achievement of your goals and draw satisfaction from them. For example, you might set yourself a goal of caring for a person with a tracheostomy, but the opportunity to do so does not arise. If you had set your goal to gain more knowledge and skill in the care of a person with a tracheostomy tube, you have more control over what is possible from research and clinical skills sessions, and can draw satisfaction and self-confidence from its achievement.Set Realistic GoalsGoals may be set unrealistically high for the following reasons:-Other people: Other people can set unrealistic goals for you, based on what they want. Often this will be done in ignorance of your goals, desires and ambitions.-Insufficient information: If you do not have a clear, realistic understanding of the skills and knowledge to be mastered, it is difficult to set effective and realistic goals.-Always expecting your best performance and-Lack of respect for self: If you do not respect your right to rest, relaxation and pleasure in life then you risk burnout.4Australia Institute of Business and TechnologyVersion 1.2- June 2016© Succeed Pty Ltd

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