Improving nurses' level of reflection

Improving nurses' level of reflection

Bob Price Independent health services training consultant, Surrey

Reflecting on practice is an important aspect of nursing. There is widespread acknowledgement of the value of reflective practice and it has a significant role in coursework assessment and revalidation requirements. However, less attention has been given to the various levels of reflection and what constitutes a higher or lower level of reflection. This article aims to assist nurses to understand how identifying the various levels of reflection can improve their practice. A case study example is used to demonstrate how mentors might support nurses in incorporating reflection into their practice.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10900


Peer review

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Received: 18 May 2017

Accepted: 01 August 2017

Published online: 23 August 2017