THE LONDON PROTOCOL ASSIGNMENT’S APPROACH
The clinical situation is surrounded by faults and flaws. These lead to incidents that can hamper the healthcare delivery. Therefore, the nursing students are taught about various methods through which they can analyse an event. And to develop this skill in them, they are given assignments.
I know how tedious these assignments can be.
It is one thing to apply the London Protocol in a real-life case and another thing to apply it in an assignment question.
Hence, in this blog post, I am going to tell you exactly how you can write your assignments using the London Protocol.
The London Protocol – What Is It?
Some golden years ago, a group of people suggested a method to investigate an incident in the clinical setting. That was called ‘Protocol for the Investigation and Analysis of Clinical Incidents’.
But some people suggested edits. So, after a few edits and modification, the revised edition was called ‘The London Protocol’. The objective of this protocol is to put in place a comprehensive, detailed and thoughtful investigation and evaluation of an incident which goes farther than the traditional way of identification of fault and blame.
Role of reflection in The London Protocol
In a world full of blame and “I did not do that.” we need to start focussing on maybe I did that. That is why The London Protocol focusses on the results obtained from the reflection more than the issues arising from the casual meeting’s brainstorming and a quick assessment by a group of “experts”.
How The London Protocol assists reflective assessment?
- It happens sometimes that we straight up declare an event as an effect of a particular action. We can also judge that so and so was the immediate cause of the accident. But, when we dig deep through analysis, it is found that there were a series of unfortunate events that led to the outcome.
- The London Protocol helps in a structured and systematic approach. Such an approach aids in ascertaining a comprehensive examination and promotes the formal reports when required.
- If a regular approach for an investigation is followed every time, the clinical staff who are interviewed will find the process less frightening than the conventional approaches.
- The London Protocol uses methods that promote a wider spectrum of openness. It allows people to rise above finger pointing and the routine procedure of allegations and assigning blame.