Reflective Practice

In: Science

Submitted By mahtat
Words 1075
Pages 5
Definition of Reflective Practice
Reflective practice is a way of studying your own experiences to improve the way you work (Deakin, 2010)

Reflective practice highlights the importance of learning from experiences after thinking about it and relates the practical experiences to the theoretical learning approaches (Oxbridgewriters, 2011).

Definition Cont’d
It is a process by which practitioners focus on how they interact with their colleagues and environment in order to obtain a clearer picture of their own behaviour, thus building on existing strengths.

Reflective Practitioner is usually engaged in some kind of activity (often professional) which they can use to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses and areas for development
(Somerville & Keeling, 2004)

Definition Cont’d
Critical reflection includes questioning routines, habitual practice, challenging “conventional wisdom”, being able to ask others and ourselves “why-type” questions . Such as:
1What is my nursing care like?
2 Why is it like this?
3 How has it come to be this way?
4 What aspect of it would I like to improve?
5 Whose interest are being served (or denied) by my job?

(Scribid, 2010)

Benefits of Reflective Practice
Increases confidence and allows one to become a more proactive professional;

Improves the quality of care given and close the gap between theory and practice;

It provides a deeper understanding of our approach to nursing and leads to greater effectiveness as a nurse;
(Somerville & Keeling, 2004; Wipp, 2006)

Benefits of Reflective Practice
Improves communication and interaction with colleagues;
Develops autonomy, self-awareness and self-direction;
Enhances learning, creativity and…...

Similar Documents

Reflective Practice

...Definition of Reflective Practice Reflective practice is a way of studying your own experiences to improve the way you work (Deakin, 2010) Reflective practice highlights the importance of learning from experiences after thinking about it and relates the practical experiences to the theoretical learning approaches (Oxbridgewriters, 2011). Definition Cont’d It is a process by which practitioners focus on how they interact with their colleagues and environment in order to obtain a clearer picture of their own behaviour, thus building on existing strengths. Reflective Practitioner is usually engaged in some kind of activity (often professional) which they can use to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses and areas for development (Somerville & Keeling, 2004) Definition Cont’d Critical reflection includes questioning routines, habitual practice, challenging “conventional wisdom”, being able to ask others and ourselves “why-type” questions . Such as: 1What is my nursing care like? 2 Why is it like this? 3 How has it come to be this way? 4 What aspect of it would I like to improve? 5 Whose interest are being served (or denied) by my job? (Scribid, 2010) Benefits of Reflective Practice Increases confidence and allows one to become a more proactive professional; Improves the quality of care given and close the gap...

Words: 1075 - Pages: 5

Reflective Practice

...Reflective practice is an approach widely adopted by professionals in evaluating their practice, particularly in nursing and health care (Kenworthy et al 2002). Reflection is a necessary process in order to comply with Post-registration education and practice (PREP), continuing professional development standard, as required by the NMC (2006). Reflection can therefore be regarded as a fundamental process for all professionals registered within the NMC. This essay specifically focuses upon reflection in relation to the student Specialist community public health nurse (SCPHN). Reflective practice in nursing can be guided by models of reflection. Using a model or framework can be beneficial in aiding practioners and students of nursing and health care to, reflect upon incidents, and critically analyse those incidents, therefore helping the practioner to learn and move on (Ashby 2006). This essay aims to explore the concept of reflection. It will discuss and critically analyse Gibbs (1998) theoretical model of reflection whilst also considering other models and their use in relation to the role of a student SCPHN working within a children and family community setting. Reflective practice is not a new concept. It originated in the 1930's from work carried out by American educationalist John Dewey. Dewey (1933) developed the idea of reflection as a way of learning in education. This idea has since been drawn upon in the works of many others; Schon (1983) similarly highlights...

Words: 767 - Pages: 4

Reflective Practice

...Choose two unrelated disease mechanisms and discuss all stages of prevention methods for each one. A disease is the alteration of a normal state of an organism which impairs or in a similar way interrupts the usual activities of the vital functions. It can be seen by means of signs and symptoms and each and every disease carries distinguished observations. Since a disease is associated with signs and symptoms, it can be interpreted to be a medical condition. It can also be acquired by environmental factors like for example infectious diseases. Apart from the physical factors which may affect an individual during a disease, the latter may also be affected mentally and emotionally like for example by showing deviant behaviour which may later on affect not only the affected individual but also other people surrounding him/her. There exist three different types of disease. ‘Localised diseases’ affect just one part of the body. Athlete’s foot and conjunctivitis are two examples. The second type of disease is called ‘disseminated disease’. This type of disease is able to spread from one part of the body to another like for example carcinoma which can easily radiate from one organ to another and metastasize. The third and final type of disease is the ‘systemic disease’ which involves the spreading of disease throughout the whole body. Such examples include diabetes, influenza and high blood pressure. Some diseases are contagious which can be transmitted...

Words: 589 - Pages: 3

Reflective

...Reflective I always new I would have a bright future in front of me. How it worked out in the end is a surprise to me and my family. In this paper, I will reflect on my life experience that has turned me into the woman I am today. I will use the adult development theories I have learned about in this class to show how my up bringing has changed the out come in my life. I am from Hammond, Louisiana. I lived there when I was an infant to two years of age. We lived in a nice two bedroom house with a white picket fence around it. I had lots of fun playing in the dirt and grass when my mother would dress me up in pretty cloths. She would get mad at me for getting dirty, but she would just clean me up again and make me stay in the house. We would go to my grandfather’s house and run threw the fields. He had ten acres of land that we would just run and play on. We moved to the city (New Orleans, Louisiana) when I was two and a half years old. The city was nice it had pretty lights and pretty houses; we lived in a two-story house that had a big fence around it was a nice neighborhood. At the age of four my mother decided to leave my father and she moved us to Houston, Texas. My sister and I went to daycare and my oldest sister went to school while my mother put herself through nursing school and made a life for us. After a few years my father gave my mother a divorce. One of my favorite memories was when my grandmother took us to Alabama; we stayed with relatives that we did...

Words: 1939 - Pages: 8

Work Engagement, Moral Distress, Education Level, and Critical Reflective Practice in Intensive Care Nurses

... Registered Nurses’ Educational Level, Moral Distress, Critical Reflective Practice, and Work Engagement. NICU, neonatal intensive care unit Moral (r = -.48, p = .05) distress (r = -.61, p = NS) Work (NICU only) engagement (r = .56, p = .01) ↑ Educational level Critical reflective practice (R² = .47, p = .00) ( r = .78, p = .05) (NICU only) 265 © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Nursing Forum Volume 46, No. 4, October-December 2011 Critical Reflective Practice in Intensive Care Nurses for practice and practice as a lived reality, for such time may do much to promote engagement with work. A review of the literature suggests numerous CRPrelated activities: (a) reflective discussions between nurses and clinical nurse specialists (Peden-McAlpine et al., 2005); (b) provision of a space where RNs can meet to discuss clinical encounters (Wong, Kember, Chung, & Yan, 1995); (c) group activities in trusting environments, i.e., provide safe environments were RNs, as a group, can discuss both the cognitive and affective components of their practice (Paget, 2001; Ruth-Sahd, 2003); (d) adequate time for RNs to place clinical situations under a microscope, e.g., allow RNs to dissect clinical situations into various issues (Durgahee, 1998); (e) personal reflective diaries and regular meetings to discuss, as a group, the diary contents, e.g., weekly or bimonthly meetings (Durgahee, 1996); (f) regular multidisciplinary team-member meetings where all aspects of patient care are...

Words: 8727 - Pages: 35

Reflective Practice Piece

...24th October 2013 Reflective Practise Piece Description The patient was attending, on her own, a 60 minute consultation with the resident Hearing Aid Audiologist. The lady came to us having been recommended by word of mouth by family and friends. She had been tested 6 months ago by another Specsavers Hearing practice, so access to a previous audiogram revealed a mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss. No other case notes were available at the time of the consultation. Key Issues The key issues I found particularly interesting were: 1 Communication between the patient and the audiologist 2 Impact of case history forms 3 Hearing loss stigma Reflection and Influencing Factors According to Maltby (2009) client –centred problems solving is the most widely used approach to adult aural rehabilitation. I was keen to observe the rehabilitative process and reflect on its benefits. The audiologist was informed of the arrival of the patient and called the patient through to the consultation room. Formal introductions were made. Although the patient had previously had a hearing test, she seemed uneasy and a little tense. The audiologist explained the consultation process so the patient would feel more relaxed about the test. The standard questions from the case history forms were asked and during the case history the patient started to relax and made much more eye contact with the audiologist. When asked if she felt she had a hearing problem...

Words: 879 - Pages: 4

Reflective

...TOPIC: Reflective essay on the teaching session and facilitating workplace learning module. INTRODUCTION As a requirement for the pre-registration program in Nilai University, I have to take Facilitating Workplace learning module. The aim of this module is to enable me to become a better facilitator in the future. Having experiences from my previous clinical posting, I realized that nursing profession is not only about patient’s bedside care, but also workplace improvement by facilitating others for example students, colleagues and patient health teaching. Gopee (2011) defined facilitating learning is that the learner becomes aware that they should be the originator of their thinking, meaning to say the learner should take more control of their learning instead of passively receive information from the teacher. In addition, facilitating learning is usually form part of healthcare’s professional code, as mentioned in code of practice by Nursing Midwifery Council (2008) that registered nurse must be willing to share their experiences and skills for the good of their colleagues and must facilitate student and others to develop their competent. In order to fulfill this subject, I have two main parts to complete. First, a plan for facilitating a learning session applied all the relevant theories that have been lecturing, and the second part, I am going to write here is a reflective essay using Gibb’s (1988) reflective cycle on what I have learn from this module and my...

Words: 3988 - Pages: 16

Reflective

...Reflective essay: Liu Wei Shien Before doing this report, it is harder to relate the concepts of economics to real life. After completing and doing this report, I realize that economic theories and the decision of firms in reality are connected. Besides, I learnt the importance of teamwork. It also deepen my knowledge of Mobile Network Operators in Malaysia and the oligopolistic market. Firstly, I am very grateful to my team members who cooperate and work together with me to complete this report. Now, we bonded more closely and learn about the market together. In my opinion, I am very lucky to have them working together with me. They are very hardworking and knowledgeable. Secondly, by doing this report, I know more on what market structure is and difference in efficiency between perfectly competitive market and oligopoly market. Other than that, it also help me understand about the degree of competition and market power in this industry. It made me realize that we need to analyze and predict the reactions of consumer and competitors if we were to sell our products successfully. I also realize that things are not always what they seem. In an oligopolistic market, they look like they are competing against each other. However, they also often cooperate and work together to increase profit. I also learn to edit and connect works of different group members together. In conclusion, after doing this report I learnt many things. I am grateful to Ms. Pratiba for giving me this......

Words: 256 - Pages: 2

Reflective Practice

.... Statement of the Problem The purpose of this paper is to generate a research problem that affects most educators and students in today’s society. One of the challenges that general and special education teachers face is the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Golmic and Hansen (2012) highlighted, “four Principles of Effective Inclusion: 1. All learners have equal access to general education programs; 2. Individual strengths and challenges and diversity are accepted, appreciated and accommodated; 3. Reflective practices and differentiated instruction engage all students; and 4. Community and collaboration are linked to provide quality programs and services for all students” (p. 28). This is a concern that involves all stakeholders who jointly want all students to benefit from an inclusion classroom setting. According to Nishimura (2014), “Attitudes change towards inclusive schooling is a complex issue as it deals not only with teacher attitudes towards children with disabilities, but also with teacher confidence, skill levels, and years of segregated practice involving the deep structure of schooling” (p. 37). It is critical for all stakeholders to do their part and have a positive attitude and embrace special education students in the general education classroom. According to Wilson, Ellerbee, and Christian (2011), “Classrooms today contain a very diverse population of students. Teachers need to be aware of......

Words: 5012 - Pages: 21

Practice

...Answers to Selected Practice Exam Questions 1. A pension fund holds $50 million portion of its portfolio in an indexed position of the NASDAQ 100, which has a dividend yield of 0.75 percent. It would like to convert that position to the risk-free asset for a two-month period as it forecasts bad news in the economy. It has decided to do this using a two-month futures contract on the NASDAQ 100, which is priced at $148472, per contract. Each contract consists of 100 times the index. The risk-free rate is 4.65% (no compounding). Describe the strategy to synthetically convert the position to the risk-free asset for 2 months. N = -50MM*(1.0465)^(1/6)/(148472) = -339 contracts 2. A hedge fund holds $50 million of large-cap domestic equity with a beta of 1.5 with respect to the S&P 500 index. It would like to move from large-cap stocks to small-cap stocks for the next three months because it forecasts that small-cap stocks will have a positive alpha over the next three months. It also forecasts that the market will do well over the next month and targets a beta of 3 with respect to the S&P 500 index. Develop a strategy that can achieve both these goals (i.e capture alpha with respect to small-cap stocks and achieve a beta of 3) simultaneously You can use the following details for the above problem: The S&P 500 index is currently trading at 500. A two month futures contract on 100 units of the S&P500 index has a price of $50502. The Small Cap index is currently trading at 1000 and......

Words: 365 - Pages: 2

Practice

...Observation: Women’s Lacrosse As I observed the women’s lacrosse practice I noticed the qualities of the coaching and tempo of the practice that has lead to their success in the recent years. The practice was very fast pace and only took place on one half of the field. The parts that stood out to me the most was during the second half of the practice. One drill that was performed had the offense and defense split into two teams with the offense starting at midfield. Within the offensive side there were three groups of three players and they were attacking a defense made up of three players as well, not including the goalie in the net. There was a coach at the 50-yard line who was throwing the ball in to the offense. Once one of the offensive players caught the ball they all went into an attack distributing the among each other numerous times before getting close enough to take a shot. This was a great drill to do because it allowed the players to get a maximum amount of reps with decent amount of time in between each group and allowed the coach to see a controlled amount of players in a game like situation. The other drill in the second half of the practice brought the offensive group closer to the goal. The offense was given the ball at about 15-yards from the goal. They were around the parameter of the goal with about four to five players trying to score while the defense was guarding them trying to get a turnover. This drill really stood out to me as well because this......

Words: 377 - Pages: 2

Practice

...Dr. Burns Operations Management PRACTICE EXAM 3 (with answers at the end) This exam consists of 40 multiple choice and 3 discussion questions/problems. The multiple choice questions are worth 40% of the exam grade. The problems are worth 60% of the exam grade. The exam is to be taken closed-book, closed-notes. Formulas are provided on the last page. 1. Aggregate Production Planning (APP) involves all of the following except _________. a. hiring and laying off workers b. subcontracting work out c. building up inventories d. explosion of end-item requirements 2. Which of the following is not an input to the aggregate planning system? a. demand forecasts b. capacity constraints c. strategic objectives d. company policies e. master production schedule 3. Capacity planning is… a. long range planning b. short range planning c. involves facility size, expansion and location decisions d. all of the above e. a and c only 4. In terms of production planning, aggregate production planning produces outputs that are used in the creation of a. a facility expansion plan b. a master production schedule c. an enterprise architecture plan d. all of the above e. a and b only 5. Kaizen is another term for a. continuous improvement. b. JIT. c. visual control. d. defect prevention. 6. Which of the following is an element of lean production? a. flexible resources b. total quality management...

Words: 1357 - Pages: 6

Critically Reflective Account of My Experience of Mentoring and Assessing a Student in Practice

...Critically Reflective Account of My Experience of Mentoring and Assessing a Student in Practice Carole Smith Student Number COX07411185 Module Title: Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice Module No: GM6411 Attempt: First Deadline Date: August 1 2008 Submission Date: August 1 2008 Word Count: 2000 For this assignment I will give an account of my experience while mentoring and assessing a 2nd year student nurse during a six week placement.  I will critically reflect on the experience, looking at learning theories, giving feedback and the importance of reflecting on experiences in practice. For reasons of confidentiality I will refer to my student as Sam.   A mentor can be defined as a nurse that has reached the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) mentor requirement and has achieved the knowledge, skills and competence required to assess a pre-registration student nurse in practice placement (NMC 2006). The NMC (2006) has also identified eight mandatory standards that nurses must achieved to become a mentor they include Establishing effective working relationships, Facilitation of learning, Assessment of accountability, Evaluation of learning, Creating an environment for learning, Context of practice, Evidence based practice and leadership. An alternative definition of a mentor as defined by English National Board (ENB) & Department Of...

Words: 2630 - Pages: 11

Nursing Reflective Practice: John's Model of Reflection

...NURSING REFLECTIVE PRACTICE USING JOHN’S REFLECTIVE MODEL: On a particular occasion during my placement in a surgical and medical ward at a local hospital, I had been buddied with a nurse for an evening shift. We had just had handover from the nurse on the previous shift and among the information handed-over, the patient, in addition to her current diagnosis, also had a history of other co-morbid diseases including heart and blood pressure abnormalities. As such, she was on a number of heart regulating medications which included some beta blockers. As part of time management, we went through the patient's care plan and medication charts to determine what needed to be done and at what time regarding this patient. This guided how we were to execute care during the shift and in a timely manner. Her care plan had indicated that the patient's observations were to be done TDS (three times a day) It was during this process that we decided that it was not necessary, at this point, to take the patient's vital signs as these had been done just a few hours before we had started. When the time for the medication round came, we went to the patient's bed side drawer to collect and give her her medications following the seven rights to medication administration. As a result of our earlier time plan, we did not take her observations. Somehow, the patient asked us curiously why we were not taking her reading as, previously and always before, other nurses seemed to take her...

Words: 1639 - Pages: 7

Critically Evaluating Reflective Practice

...[pic] Reflective Practice EDU 2071-N Critically Evaluating Reflective Practice. Leigh William Adams. M1106275 D.O.S: 10/12/2015 Word count: 2000 Introduction. This essay will look at the use of reflective practice in a vocational construction setting, it will look at various practitioners’ theories and how they may be implemented into the current strategy. Reflective practice can be an essential tool in vocational based professional learning settings where people learn from their own experiences, rather than from formal learning or knowledge transfer. It may be the most important source of personal professional development and improvement. It is also an important way to bring together theory and practice; through reflection a person is able to see and label forms of thought and theory within the milieu of their work. The essay will also look at the use of reflective practice with learners at a behavioural school. Each section will cover different topics, section one will cover the understanding of critical reflection, section two will show how critical reflection is used for behaviour, section three shows its use in the construction industry and section four will briefly cover other authors and their respective models. Section 1. In order to be effective teachers must be reflective; they must continuously review their practice, discuss it with their colleagues, consider their learners’ responses and seek to...

Words: 2279 - Pages: 10