Nurses can develop better understanding of the ways in which they practice the influences on their practice and of their responses to challenging situations through reflection on that practice and specifically reflection on critical incidents. Engage students in critical reflection.
It is a way of critiquing our practice in a systematic and rigorous way helping us to carefully consider what is good and what could be improved.
Critical reflection in practice. In some organisations critical reflection is promoted widely and seen as a necessary component of providing a good service. In other organisations critical reflection may be seen as less important. The aim of critical reflection is actually to use it as an ongoing tool to build on your current practice and ask important questions not only of those actions environment and activities but also of why you choose to do those things that way that you do how theories and perspectives might have informed your approach how your actions might have impacted on others and what others viewpoints on this approach or action might be.
If you are considering using critical reflection there are four steps to think about. Critical reflection is more than just thinking about or thoughtful practice. Nursing practice is a complicated phenomenon and usually something which has many dimensions.
Identify the student learning outcomes related to the experience. Becoming a critically reflective practitioner is a challenging but rewarding part of becoming an expert social worker. Once you identify the outcomes then you can design the reflection activities to best achieve.