Reflection on field visit
This report will outline my field visit at RSL aged care center. I was required to observe the nurses performing their roles, communication and safety practice in a professional working environment. While comparing the reality with my expectation, I have to reflect on what I felt, what had been my experience, and what I have to learn more. I am also required to be aware of any unsafe practice that might happen in that field and suggest a solution for it.
In my imagination, RSL could have been a hospital with many nurses, doctors and modern equipment. The patients could have been very old, weak and immobile.
However, what I observed was surprising. It was not only a green space, but a landscape of hills, caves, trees, flowers, and ocean view. Few nurses wore uniform except some who were doing their cleaning job. Some aged people who looked independent were doing exercise or swimming. Some immobile old men and women were listening to the music and singing. I saw an Indian lady who was feeding an old man in the dining room, I thought they must have been daughter and father because they were so close to each other, but later I was told that they were not, they were nurse and patient. Until that mean time I understood the definition of holistic caring process which was described as the care of the total human being (the interconnectedness of the body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context and environment) (Mariano, 2007). In order to carry it out, firstly, I have to improve my English and body language as they are not impressive enough now, and this can be done by further self-training and practice. Secondly, I am concerned about other critical skills which were said as prioritizing patient care and managing a case load (Carlisle et al., 1999) because the work load I perceived was very huge, and the best way is to take every opportunity of practice in my practical class HLSC 110 to get used to the job as much...
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