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Reflections Principles and Practice For Healthcare Professionals 2nd Edition

Published: April 2010

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.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Acknowledgements

About the series

Introduction

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 Schn: 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

Index

ISBN: 9781856423915
£19.99