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The principles of pressure sore prevention

26 May 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In the first Practice Profile to be published in Nursing Standard, Debbie Quinn demonstrates how studying a Continuing Education reader helped to develop an area of...

Mentoring and the value of observation

01 March 2005

Nursing Management


GOOD MENTORS know when and how to use their own experience and skills to support the staff they are mentoring. But judgements about the capabilities of those being...

Reflective practice in thermoregulatory nursing care

11 July 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article demonstrates how the use of a reflective model can aid organisation and rationalisation of thoughts that, in turn, results in improved nursing care of...

Self-assessment and reflection in nurse education

30 March 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

It is widely argued that nurse learners should learn to become reflective practitioners and that self-assessment plays a part in this (Ekebergh et al 2004, Thorpe...

Reflective practice: a meaningful task for students

09 March 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aims To ascertain whether students found reflection to be a meaningful activity, whether there are perceived benefits associated with reflective practice and whether...

Case study: reflecting on the care of a patient with lymphoedema

06 May 2010

Cancer Nursing Practice


If we are honest in our reflections, we often face our fears and challenges as well as strengths and possibilities. Reflection requires a great deal of emotional...

Good practice? values-based practice in mental health

01 October 2003

Mental Health Practice

Continuing professional development: reflective practice

People’s values differ enormously – what may be important to one individual may be of little significance to another. In order to work towards good practice it is...

Reflective practice in the community

01 September 2005

Mental Health Practice


Reflection is an active process that describes, analyses and evaluates experience (Reid 1994). It enables the practitioner to learn from his or her experience and...

Reflective practice and team teaching in mental health care

27 August 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To develop and test new approaches to professional education that would address issues of team capacity and readiness to learn, thereby strengthening the ability...

Learning to communicate with children with disabilities

01 November 2006

Paediatric Nursing


A positive incident during a placement in a special school is used to illustrate that reflecting on positive incidents helps the student nurse to recognise good...