Reflection its self is looking into personal thoughts and actions. For nurses this would mean looking at how they performed a particular task taking into consideration their interaction with their colleagues and other members of staff, patients and in some cases relatives This then enables the nurse to assess their actions and thought processes. There are various frameworks of reflection that one could choose and the examples used for this
work is by Gibbs (1988), Johns (2000) and Benner (1982)
Gibbs reflective cycle encourages one to think in order about the different
areas of an experience. It is presented in a number of questions that the
reflective practitioner needs to answer to enable them to learn from the
experience that they have had. Trainer. 20011.
The Reflective Cycle, Gibbs (1988)
If it happened again what would you do? What are you thinking and feeling?
What else could have been done? What was good and bad About the experience
What sense can you make of the situation?
Gibbs cycle can be extremely helpful in enabling you to think through all the
areas of the situation that you have been involved in. He wants the practioner to
be able to look at their practice and see what they could change in the future
for the better....
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