Reflective Commentary on Death

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Reflective Commentary
Death (noun)
“The action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism” - Oxford Dictionary
‘Death and Grief’ was the title of my group’s presentation. We chose this topic as we felt it focused on a major part in a Nurses Role as well as ICP (Integrated Care of the Dying Pathways). There are three learning outcomes that we needed to fulfil: introducing the professional role of a Nurse, introduction of communication skills and working in a diverse society. These linked extremely well with our topic and which all groups were required to meet. Throughout my reflective essay I will be discussing how I prepared and planned for the presentation using my research, my view on how I felt about my progress and whether or not I agreed with the feedback I received. It is important to reflect because it enables individuals to re-evaluate an event and learn from it (Evans and Tippins, 2008). My research was carried out by reading and understanding the NHS booklet which is used specifically for a death of a patient also simply by using the internet for some background information about death and how different cultures grieve upon this situation.

In the group we all had a role to explain several aspects of the topic, in my case I explained ‘How we as individuals deal with death of a loved one’ this shows good effective teamwork because everyone benefitted from each other’s strengths and weaknesses (Belbin, 1970) During my plan I decided to question individuals to share their experiences on how they dealt with losing someone special in their life, I managed to receive many different results from drinking excessive alcohol to self blame. In addition to that I chose to share a personal experience I had when my granddad had passed away, to connect with the audience. I was aware some people may have been more vulnerable than others therefore making it slightly difficult with how I portrayed the topic. Throughout my...
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