Critical practice in nursing care: analysis, action and reflexivity
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Critical practice in nursing care: analysis, action and reflexivity

Fiona Timmins Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin

This article examines critical practice and its underlying principles: analysis, action and reflexivity. Critical analysis involves the examination of knowledge that underpins practice. Critical action requires nurses to assess their skills and identify potential gaps in need of professional development. Critical reflexivity is personal analysis that involves challenging personal beliefs and assumptions to improve professional and personal practice. Incorporating these aspects into nursing can benefit nursing practice.

Nursing Standard. 20, 39, 49-54. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.06.20.39.49.c4172

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