Peer Comments

Blog One: Gibbs Reflective Cycle

The article has effectively applied the six steps in the Gibbs Reflective Cycle. One of the facets of effective management practices, in this case, is the teamwork. The author invites the multidisciplinary team to respond to the patient promptly before the situation escalates. Today’s healthcare systems revolve around an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. Nurses operate closely alongside doctors and other specialists to deliver comprehensive care (Afsar-manesh, Namavar, & Martin 2016). As such, teamwork is vital to facilitate effective communication and ensure positive patient outcomes Babiker et al. (2014) also argues that effective collaboration reduces the adverse effect that results from miscommunication.

Blog Two: Allegation of Negligence

The article explores negligence in the health system. The decision to suspend the suspected nurses was in order. The patient’s expectations are two-fold: the nurses/doctors and healthcare facilities are expected to provide medical assistance according to the skills and knowledge within their expertise. Secondly, the hospital and the professionals will not harm the patient in any manner due to their recklessness, negligence and carelessness attitude of any staff member. An investigation must be conducted to establish a balance of probability that the negligence was caused by the accused party (Bryden & Storey 2011). Sending the accused nurse on compulsory leave to allow for investigation was in order.


Babiker, A., El Husseini, M., Al Nemri, A., Al Frayh, A., Al Juryyan, N., Faki, M. O., … & Al Zamil, F. (2014). Health care professional development: Working as a team to improve patient care. Sudanese journal of paediatrics14(2), 9.

Afsar-manesh, N., Namavar, A. A., & Martin, N. (2016). Implementing High-Performance Teams: Strengths of a Standard Communication Tool in Neurosurgery. American Journal of Medical Quality31(1), 95-95.

Bryden, D., & Storey, I. (2011). Duty of care and medical negligence. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain11(4), 124-127.