Incidence Analysis

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UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

PRACTICE ASSESSMENT DOCUMENT.
ASSESSMENT TITLE: CRITICAL INCIDENT ANALYSIS.

STUDENT NUMBER: BS/NUS/11/0062

LEVEL: 400

PRACTICE SPECIALTY: PSYCHIATRY

STUDENT'S SIGNATURE:

PRACTICE SUPERVISOR'S SIGNATURE:

INTRODUCTION
Critical Incidents are regarded as valuable learning tools for nurses. (Bailey 1995). Nurses are responsible for providing quality of care to patients (NMC 2010). In order to provide this care there is a need to have the ability to critically think, problem solve, make judgments and contribute to planning. Through the use of Critical thinking these skills can be developed, which can allows the nurse to analysis the situation through evidence , logical thinking and the actions that lead to the incident and will result in a change of practice in the future with the hope to improve patient care.

The reflective model of my choice, for this assignment is Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle. The model encourages the person to think systematically about an experience or activity and allows the opportunity to recognize areas that can be improved upon or developed. The model takes the form of a cycle, which uses a six step approach covering a description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and finally action plan.

Gibbs (1988)
Description of the incidence (What happened?)
As shown in the above diagram, description of the incidence is the first and foremost when using Gibbs reflective cycle. According to Gibbs (1988), this phase narrates what exactly happened. Please note that all names used in this text do not represent the real names of the characters that make up this incident. This is to maintain their right to confidentiality. It all started on Tuesday, 12th March, 2013 when I was on duty at Florence Nightingale ward at Ankaful psychiatric...
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