Patchwork is a process of reflecting on my learning journey

Patchwork is a process of reflecting on my learning journey. This is shorter pieces of work written regularly over a set amount of time demonstrating on what I have learnt. Richard Winter produced this style of righting. They will focus on the topic communication, each patch focusing on a key part of communication. Collaborating these patches, known as stitching patches, I can put together an assignment (Winter R et al., 1999). Reflecting is important for good practise, this helps me to identify areas to improve justifying my actions, like the Gibbs, (1998), framework. I can also see by looking at each patch if my approach works effectively. This assignment will include 5 patches, the first and last being Strengths, needs, opportunities and barrier boxes showing my progress. Three patches in between I will use a tool such as a picture focusing on key parts of the communication theme. I will analysis this demonstrating critical thinking and learning skills; final part to summaries my learning journey in the conclusion.
I have choose the topic communication because not only is it one of the 6 c’s of nursing (Royal college of nursing, 2015). It is an essential core skill needed for nurses. I will be an advocate for a range of diverse patients under my care. I will need to build professional relationships to provide the best care I can, liaising in a multidisciplinary team. I will use this skill to adapt in various environments such as a bereavement or anxious time letting them feel in control. Communication is not only verbal, but non-verbal or written. As a nurse documentation is a huge part of the role that is needed to explain what you have done, or changes in a patient care. This core skill can change a patients experience in hospital. Communication is one of the top complaints within the NHS according to Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (2015).
To comply with the nursing and midwifery code of confidentiality, I will change all names and locations for this essay (Nursing Midwifery Council, 2015).

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