Reflection and you

Stonehouse, DP 2019, 'Reflection and you' , British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 13 (4) , pp. 182-184.

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This article explores the important activity of reflection and reflective practice. Support workers and nursing associates, as well as all healthcare professionals, have a responsibility to reflect upon their own practice, identifying not only areas of good practice but also where improvements can be made. The article starts by defining what reflection and reflective practice are.

The requirement to reflect is clearly laid down within the recently amended Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code for nursing associates (NMC, 2018) and is implied within the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013). Relevant sections of these two codes will be highlighted.

The article will then move on to highlight two reflective models, the Gibbs (1988) Reflective Cycle, and Driscoll's (2007) Model of Structured Reflection, both of which are commonly used today. Clinical supervision will be discussed and the importance of recording reflections will be emphasised.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 2052-4420
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 08:15
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:24

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