Learning to nurse: reflections on bathing a patient
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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.c4474

Correspondence

t.fawcett@ed.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review