Learning to nurse: reflections on bathing a patient
Hannah O’Regan Nursing student
Tonks (Josephine) Fawcett Head of nursing studies/senior lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
The reflective process allows nurses to view their practice by bringing their theoretical knowledge and nursing practice closer together. In this article, a nursing student describes different methods of reflection and applies them to her experience of bathing a patient. Issues of bathing, preparation and the conflicts with time management are explored, demonstrating the benefits of reflection as a tool for learning.
Nursing Standard. 20, 46, 60-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.07.20.46.60.c4474Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review