The understanding of the professional nature of nursing

This is an assignment that discusses the understanding of the professional nature of nursing. The paper also discusses the various situations in regards to nursing.

The understanding of the professional nature of nursing

Reflective Essay Guidance (3500 words):
Firstly, you are to choose an experience where you have observed positive professional values being implemented by other members of the healthcare team. You will need to use Driscoll’s reflective model to reflect on the situation where you observed positive professional values being implemented to provide safe and effective care. The purpose of this, is to enable you to explore values based health care. This essay to be in the First Person or Passive voice….but there will still be a requirement for academic writing and referencing within this essay.

You MUST incorporate:
Aspects of the NMC Code (2018)
NHS Constitution (2015)
NHS Values (DoH, 2015)
The 6Cs (DoH, 2012)

Ethics (beneficence, non-maleficence, justice and autonomy (Beauchamp and Childress, 2013))  to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the professional nature of nursing
Legal aspects of your chosen scenario e.g. consent, mental capacity
Policy, standards and guidelines that inform practice e.g. NICE, DoH, NMC, RCN, WHO, local policies

Examples of the situations where professionalism, 6Cs, NHS values and ethical considerations may be witnessed could include (but are not restricted to):
Medication delivery involving effective communication, care, commitment and courage
Effective moving and handling during a bed bath
Competent and compassionate end of life care
Competent wound dressing changes with effective communication, care and compassion
Caring for patients with dementia

The understanding of the professional nature of nursing

Additionally, what should be included within the main body your essay:
Reflect on the positive professional values, ethical and legal frameworks, and the aspects which demonstrated this (Learning Outcomes 1 and 3).
Explore the implications of the experience in relation to your feelings.
Also, explore the implications of the experience in relation to the NMC Code, NHS Constitution and the 6 Cs (Learning Outcome 1 and 3).

Consider the key concepts of professionalism, advocacy and any legal and ethical aspects associated with the care provided.
Discuss the evidence which underpinned the care in this situation including policies, procedures, guidelines and research
Do not forget to include discussion on the multidisciplinary team.