Acute burns management: placement reflections of a children’s nursing student
Sara Smith Third-year children and young people’s nursing student, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Dorset, England
Jane Hunt Senior lecturer, Children and young people’s nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Dorset, England
Reflection can help nurses make sense of their clinical surroundings and understand risks, challenges and opportunities. Learning the art required for reflective practice begins as a student when critical reflection is particularly important during practice placements.
A suitable reflective framework is provided by Rolfe et al (
The decisions made about assessing and monitoring homeostasis, overall fluid and pain management, infection prevention and potential safeguarding concerns are explored. Reflecting on clinical experience provides students with invaluable transferable skills.
Nursing Children and Young People. 30, 2,21-24. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1009Correspondence
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Received: 23 March 2017
Accepted: 05 December 2017