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 wellbeing and fitness care’ (Nursing Standard)

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

Contemporary in technique, this definitive textual content encompasses a number of wealthy and insightful reflective extracts that aid the most concerns being raised in each one bankruptcy, and demanding situations practitioners and scholars to query their very own perform. Now with additional eventualities and case reviews integrated all through, those extracts give you the reader with entry to the event of reflective illustration assisting to explicate the way reflective perform can tell the broader idea perform. The fourth variation of Becoming a Reflective Practitioner should be crucial interpreting to each person utilizing mirrored image in daily scientific practice.


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  • New, absolutely up-to-date variation of a seminal textual content within the field
  • Includes an extra bankruptcy latest reviews on reflective practice
  • Scenarios and case reviews supplied throughout
  • A useful consultant to utilizing mirrored image in daily scientific practice

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13 towards the whole. Reflection is life giving, paying attention to one’s being, one’s spirit. This is vital to appreciate amongst the sterility of reason when the human factor is often lost amongst the facts. Knowing reflection My interest in reflective practice was initially stimulated by Margaret Clarke’s (1986) paper, ‘Action and Reflection: Practice and Theory in Nursing’. I was intrigued with the idea of learning through practice. This made sense for a practice discipline such as nursing.

2 20 Becoming a Reflective Practitioner Dialogue with self as a descriptive spontaneous account paying attention to detail of the situation [produce a story text]; Dialogue with the story as a systematic process of reflection to gain insight [produce a reflective text]; Dialogue between tentative insights and other sources of knowing to position insights within the wider community of knowing; Dialogue with guide[s] and peers to develop and deepen insights [co-creating meaning]; Dialogue with the insights to weave a coherent and reflexive narrative text that adequately plots the unfolding journey of being and becoming; Dialogue between the narrative text and its audience towards social action to create a better world.

Schön (1987) argued that little research had been done to address the real problems of everyday practice and that research always needs to be interpreted by the practitioner for its significance to inform the specific situation. The decontextualised nature of most research with its claims for generalisability makes this problematic. Any claim for generalisability must be treated with extreme caution to inform unique human–human encounters. Such encounter is essentially unpredictable. The insensitive application of technical rationality is likely to lead to stereotyping; fitting the patient to 18 Becoming a Reflective Practitioner the theory rather than using the theory to inform the situation.

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