Encouraging reflection in professional learning
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Encouraging reflection in professional learning

Melaine Coward Head of school, Faculty of health and medical sciences, school of health sciences, University of Surrey, England

This article examines the role of nurse managers in supporting reflection for professional learning. It aims to enable readers to critically review the role of reflection in nursing and relate this to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional requirements. It also aims to enable readers to consider the purpose of reflection and to help nurse managers explore their role in fostering environments in which to reflect.

After reading this article and completing the time outs, you should be able to:

Critically consider the role of reflection in nursing.

Explore the professional requirements relating to the NMC and reflection.

Unpick the purpose of reflection.

Highlight the role of nurse managers in fostering environments in which to reflect.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2018.e1732

Citation

Coward M (2018) Encouraging reflection in professional learning. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2018.e1732

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

m.coward@surrey.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 08 May 2018

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