Promoting self-awareness in nurses to improve nursing practice
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Promoting self-awareness in nurses to improve nursing practice

Kirsten Jack Senior lecturer, Adult nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University
Anne Smith Director of nursing studies, University of Reading, Reading

This article explores the concept of self-awareness and describes how it can be beneficial to nurses on a personal and professional level. Practical tools such as the Johari Window are presented to assist the reader in this process. The authors discuss portfolio development, which provides the opportunity to document personal and professional growth.

Nursing Standard. 21, 32,47-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.04.21.32.47.c4497

Correspondence

k.jack@mmu.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review