Becoming a reflective practitioner by Christopher Johns

By Christopher Johns

'Christopher Johns is an across the world acknowledged pioneer of reflective perform in nursing and well-being care’ (Nursing Standard)

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner provides a distinct perception into reflective perform, exploring the worth of utilizing types of mirrored image, with specific connection with Christopher Johns' personal version for based mirrored image. Now in its fourth version, this publication has been thoroughly revised and up to date to incorporate up to date literature and reflective extracts.

Contemporary in process, this definitive textual content includes a number of wealthy and insightful reflective extracts that help the most matters being raised in every one bankruptcy, and demanding situations practitioners and scholars to question their very own perform. Now with extra eventualities and case experiences incorporated all through, those extracts give you the reader with entry to the adventure of reflective illustration assisting to explicate the way reflective perform can tell the broader proposal perform. The fourth version of Becoming a Reflective Practitioner should be crucial analyzing to each person utilizing mirrored image in daily medical practice.


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  • New, totally up-to-date version of a seminal textual content within the field
  • Includes an extra bankruptcy present reports on reflective practice
  • Scenarios and case reviews supplied throughout
  • A sensible advisor to utilizing mirrored image in daily scientific practice

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Give me a clue,’ the student asks. ’ I respond. ’ Think of one patient you nursed –now write a story. For example, Mr Smith is 46. He sits in his chair by the bed. ‘I am frustrated that I do not have enough time to spend with him as Mr Brown demands my attention. ’ The pen writes furiously for 20 minutes. A flush of excitement. Creativity may be aided by making the journal an art form. For example, explore Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages by Lynne Perrella (2004) to inspire the imagination.

Has it improved in the past 20 years? I see no evidence to support that. We who plough the left field reap poor reward in academic acclaim. Expertise Dreyfus and Dreyfus (1986) note that for the expert practitioner clinical judgement is largely intuitive learnt through pattern appreciation and past experiences. For this reason, models and theories of reflection have limited value. They may offer the novice reflective practitioner a way to access the breadth and depth of reflection, yet it is folly to think that they can ‘know’ reflection in this way.

The transactional world is resistant to change. Reflection can so easily be like swimming in the shallow end of a deep swimming pool, literally splashing about with surface issues rather than tackling the deeper political and systems issues necessary to support best practice. However, that is not to say that tackling surface issues is not important, as indeed is developing reflective skills, and understanding of the deeper issues even if they are not amenable to change on an individual level. The need for collective reflection and action becomes vital for organisational change.

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