Staff Shortage in Mental Health Nursing in the UK
Critically reflect on this experience. Part 1 is a piece of written reflection, you must use the ‘What, So What and Now What’ model, making each stage clear using these headings to structure your work. In this reflective account you must include, Nurse leadership in action at each stage of your reflection Implications for safety and quality of care in the practice setting. Application of the NMC Code. The ‘What, So What, Now What’ model has been described by Rolfe at al. (2001) and you follow that framework. In demonstrating critical reflection, you should expect the descriptive ‘What’ stage to be the shortest of the three elements. Where you have identified serious issues for patient safety you must provide an explanation of how these were addressed.
Describing incidents without recording any intervention aimed to escalate and/or resolve the issue may constitute a breach of the NMC code.
Explore nursing staff shortage – what is it? What are the causes and consequences?
Examine the government response to nursing staff shortage, and how other actors and the wider context in health and social care influence it. Analyse the impact of nursing staff shortage on patient/service user or nursing experience and the outcomes of nursing care.