You will prepare and submit a term paper on Nursing and Social Work Skills. Your paper should be a minimum of 3250 words in length. My work with this patient involved helping and supporting him to develop new skills and more importantly to lower his aggression towards others in the day center. The assignment will look at the rationale for utilizing a holistic philosophy of care and employing an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice in nursing. I will also discuss how I developed this close relationship.

This essay will be divided into five sections. The first section will discuss the description of the work. The second section will analyze how the relationship was established. The third section will identify the anticipated and actual barriers in the relationship. The fourth section will discuss in depth how the relationship was brought to a close. Reflecting upon my interactions with the patient I will analyze the influence of the reflective process. Following guidelines from the NMC (2008) Code of Professional Conduct and the GSCC (2002) Codes of Practice, the names of the patients have been changed to ensure confidentiality. The placement will remain unidentified and referred to as Edwardian Day Centre. The final section will provide an evaluation of my success (if any) in establishing the relationship with TJ. The essay will then be concluded.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) stated that registered nurses must deliver safe and effective care and also maintain professional competence by ensuring that their skills and knowledge remain current. Also, The General Social care Council (2004) also stated that Registered Social Care workers are required to support students and facilitate effective development of their knowledge and skills base.

To identify a patient, a nurse must provide background information (Elliss, et al, 2003). TJ is of British origin, age fifty-five years, any male who has a mild learning disability.

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