- New updated edition of the best selling title on reflection
- Reinforces the need to invest in the development of reflective practice, not only for practising practitioners, but also for healthcare students
- Each principle is illustrated with examples from practice and clearly positioned within the professional literature
- Includes new chapter on ‘appreciative reflection'.
In this newly updated edition of the bestselling Reflection: Principles and Practices for Healthcare Professionals the authors reinforce the need to invest in the development of reflective practice, not only for practitioners, but also for healthcare students. It also explains the need to shift attention away from reflecting of 'problems' and towards using reflection to learn about one's strengths, how to develop and use them.
The book discusses the need for skilful facilitation, high quality mentoring and the necessity for good support networks. The book describes a number of key principles and practices of reflection and the many ways it can be facilitated. It attempts to support, with evidence, the claims that reflection can be a catalyst for enhancing clinical competence, safe and accountable practice, professional self-confidence, self-regulation and the collective improvement of more considered, and appropriate healthcare. Each principle is illustrated with examples from practice and clearly positioned within the professional literature.
About the authors
Tony Ghaye is the Founder and Director of a social enterprise called, Reflective Learning-International. He is currently involved in a number of funded European projects that aim to improve lives and livelihoods through the use of PAAR (Participatory and Appreciative Action and Reflection).
Sue Lillyman is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester and has co-authored numerous texts on reflective practice.
"This is a surprising text in that the reader is not bogged down with theory and reflective cycles. It opens the reader's mind to the value of reflection and how to go about it by providing real examples from clinical practice."
Tracey Bowden, Senior Lecturer (Cardiac Care) City University, in the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, Vol 5, No 12.
"This is a good text I have used to prepare materials for the course and have also asked students to consider on their recommended reading list."
Esme Jones, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Coventry University.
Table of Contents
About the series
An appreciative kind of reflective practice: From deficits to strengths
Kyoko: Learning from a patient
Reflections on experience: Whose knowledge is worth knowing?
Reflections on Schön: Fashion victims or joining up practice with theory?
The reflective conversation: What reality? Whose reality?
Reflections on values: Being a professional
The value of reflection for continuing professional development
Reflections on practice: Magic moments and moving forward
Reflections on context: Towards the reflective organization
Behind the learning curve: Thinking again, and thoughtful possibilities for practice