During the consultation I had a number of feelings.
For example, he has been bullied at school and is feeling apprehensive about starting sixth form in September because he believes that he will be the only sixth former with spots.
Based on the reasonably lengthy history of the acne, the presence of acne on the face and the negative emotional effect that the acne was having, a three month dosage of oxytetracycline was prescribed for the patient.
He complained of low self-esteem and is feeling fed up and depressed because of pimples and spots on his face.
The patient was worried that girls would not be attracted to him because of the spots.
However, this type of reflection does tend to focus more on the negative aspects of our actions rather than the positive behaviours that were demonstrated during the event that is being reflected upon (Somerville and Keeling, 2004).
Reflection-in-action is a deeper and more interactive form of reflection that encourages individuals to observe and reflect on past situations from the point of view of themselves and of others around them at the time of the event.
I will apply it to the essay to help critical thinking.
The essay includes the knowledge underpinning health care practice as well as the importance of experience and intuition.
Therefore, reflection on these emotions and exploration of how to manage them and improve management of them in the future is of particular importance in the nursing profession.
A young male patient aged 16 years came into the clinic around three days ago.