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Reflective practice?
An Introduction to Reflective Practice
What is reflective practice?
• An active process that enables health care
professionals gain a deeper understanding of
the...
What is reflective practice?
• A process of learning and developing through
examining our own practice, opening our
practi...
Reflective practice
• “By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second,
by imitation,...
Description
• Describe the call or incident
• Maintain patient confidentiality.
• Don’t make judgments
• Don’t draw conclu...
Questions to ask?
• What happened?
• When did it happen?
• Where were you?
• Who was involved?
• What were you doing?
• Wh...
Feelings
Don’t move on to analysing these yet, simply
describe them.
Questions
• How were you feeling at the beginning?
• What were you thinking at the time?
• How did the event make you feel...
Evaluation
• What was good about the event?
• What was bad?
• What was easy?
• What was difficult?
• What went well?
• Wha...
Analysis
• What can you apply to this situation from your previous knowledge,
studies or research?
• What recent evidence ...
Conclusion
• How could you have made the situation
better?
• How could others have made the situation
better?
• What could...
Action Plan
• What do you think overall about this situation?
• What conclusions can you draw? How do you justify these?
•...
• 75% off CPDme subscription for
prehospitalresearch.eu users
References
• http://prehospitalresearch.eu/?p=1550
• http://prehospitalresearch.eu/?p=2408
• Conway, J. (1996) Nursing Exp...
Introduction to Reflective Practice
Introduction to Reflective Practice
Introduction to Reflective Practice
Introduction to Reflective Practice
Introduction to Reflective Practice
Introduction to Reflective Practice
Introduction to Reflective Practice
Introduction to Reflective Practice
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  1. 1. Reflective practice? An Introduction to Reflective Practice
  2. 2. What is reflective practice? • An active process that enables health care professionals gain a deeper understanding of their experiences (Conway, 1996)
  3. 3. What is reflective practice? • A process of learning and developing through examining our own practice, opening our practice to scrutiny by others, and studying texts from the wider sphere. It is a focusing closer and closer. (Bolton, 2010)
  4. 4. Reflective practice • “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest” – Confucius
  5. 5. Description • Describe the call or incident • Maintain patient confidentiality. • Don’t make judgments • Don’t draw conclusions • Set the scene!
  6. 6. Questions to ask? • What happened? • When did it happen? • Where were you? • Who was involved? • What were you doing? • What role did you play? • What roles did others play? • What was the result?
  7. 7. Feelings Don’t move on to analysing these yet, simply describe them.
  8. 8. Questions • How were you feeling at the beginning? • What were you thinking at the time? • How did the event make you feel? • What did the words or actions of others make you think? • How did this make you feel? • How did you feel about the final outcome? • What is the most important emotion or feeling you have about the incident? • Why is this the most important feeling?
  9. 9. Evaluation • What was good about the event? • What was bad? • What was easy? • What was difficult? • What went well? • What did you do well? • What did others do well? • Did you expect a different outcome? If so, why? • What went wrong, or not as expected? Why? • How did you contribute?
  10. 10. Analysis • What can you apply to this situation from your previous knowledge, studies or research? • What recent evidence is in the literature surrounding this situation, if any? • Which theories or bodies of knowledge are relevant to the situation – and in what ways? • What broader issues arise from this event? • What sense can you make of the situation? • What was really going on? • Were other people’s experiences similar or different in important ways? • What is the impact of different perspectives eg. personal / patients / colleagues’ perspectives?
  11. 11. Conclusion • How could you have made the situation better? • How could others have made the situation better? • What could you have done differently? • What have you learned from this event?
  12. 12. Action Plan • What do you think overall about this situation? • What conclusions can you draw? How do you justify these? • With hindsight, would you do something differently next time and why? • How can you use the lessons learned from this event in future? • Can you apply these learnings to other events? • What has this taught you about professional practice? about yourself? • How will you use this experience to further improve your practice in the future?
  13. 13. • 75% off CPDme subscription for prehospitalresearch.eu users
  14. 14. References • http://prehospitalresearch.eu/?p=1550 • http://prehospitalresearch.eu/?p=2408 • Conway, J. (1996) Nursing Expertise and Advanced Practice. London, Quay Books. • Bolton, G (2010) Reflective Practice, Writing and Professional Development (3rd edition), California, SAGE publications.
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