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Using group reflection in an action research study

01 January 2009

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

This paper will discuss the outcomes when group reflection was used to identify participants’ learning in an action research study, the purpose of which was to...

Interviewing women: using reflection to improve practice

01 July 2007

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Caryl Skene uses a model of reflection to revisit her experience as a novice researcher. In doing so, she highlights the skills required to undertake qualitative...

A recipe for an inviting analogy

01 July 2006

Mental Health Practice


There is a wealth of debate as to what constitutes an analogy, or a metaphor: are they the same or are they different? (Carlson 2001, Chen 2003, MacCormac 1990). But...

Reducing violence and aggression in the emergency department

01 July 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Emergency department (ED) staff, particularly nursing students and inexperienced nurses, are at risk of violence and aggression from patients. However, by reflecting...

A new framework for learning disability nursing: implementation

01 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice


In this, the final article in a series of three, Gwen Moulster, Sarah Ames and Tom Griffiths describe the piloting, implementation, auditing and evaluation of the...

The narrative research trail: values of ambiguity and relationships

01 July 2005

Nurse Researcher


Engle Angela Chan sets out the experiential function of ambiguity in nursing research through a narrative study of Canadian college nurse educators. Through the...

Learning from reflection on intramuscular injections

02 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the author’s first experience of learning from reflection on the practice of administering intramuscular injections, using critical incident...

A framework for educational leadership

01 October 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

A commitment to improving patient care has been stressed in recent policy documents. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the education of specialist community...

Understanding reflective practice

04 May 2016

Nursing Standard


The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requires that nurses and midwives use feedback as an opportunity for reflection and learning, to improve practice. The NMC...

Reflecting on the true value of care

11 April 2012

Emergency Nurse


The RCN’s (2012) Principles of Nursing Practice are a set of statements about the characteristics of high quality nursing care. This article gives an overview of the...