Guided reflection : a narrative approach to advancing professional practice
"...an important text for practitioners...this text is avaluable tool that develops self-inquiry skills." Journal of Advanced Nursing Reflection is widely recognised as an invaluable tool in healthcare, providing fresh insights which enable practitioners todevelop their own practice and improve the quality of their care.
Guided Reflection: A Narrative Approach to AdvancingProfessional Practice introduces the practitioner to theconcept of guided reflection, in which the practitioner is assistedby a mentor (or 'guide') in a process of self-enquiry, development,and learning through reflection in order to effectively realiseone s vision of practice and self as a lived reality.
Guided reflection is grounded in individual practice, and canprovide deeply meaningful insights into self-development andprofessional care.
The process results in a reflexive narrative,which highlights key issues for enhancing healthcare practice andprofessional care. Reflection: A Narrative Approach to AdvancingProfessional Practice uses a collection of such narratives fromeveryday clinical practice to demonstrate the theory andpracticalities of guided reflection and narrative construction. Inthis second edition, Chris Johns has explored many of the existingnarratives in more depth. Many new contributions have beenadded including several more innovative reflections, such asperformance and art.These narratives portray the values inherent incaring, highlight key issues in clinical practice, reveal thefactors that constrain the quest to realise practice, and examinethe ways practitioners work towards overcoming these constraints.