Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice / Edition 2

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Reflective practice has been widely adopted as a successful method for developing nursing. The second edition of Transforming Nursing through Reflective Practice provides a wealth of new insights from practitioners actively involved in reflective practice in nursing research, education, clinical practice and practice development. This invaluable book enables nurses to continually evaluate their own practice in order to inform their approaches to reflection; critique, develop and monitor their professional practice; and thereby improve the quality of their patient care. There is a greater emphasis in the new edition on transforming practice, the research base for reflective practice and grounding the reflective process in clinical practice.
• Examines the contribution of reflective practice to nursing
• Enables nurses to continually develop their practice and improve patient care
• Includes insights from many areas of clinical practice
• Explores the role of reflection in clinical supervision and research studies
• Examines the role of narrative and reflective dialogue in reflective practice

Examines the practice of reflecting on yourself, your patients, colleagues to achieve new insights.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Transforming Nursing through Reflective Practice is a collection of reflective chapters which embrace practice from a clinical, ethical, philosophical and cognitive perspective…It is a powerful, empowering read and although not a beginner’s guide, a starting point can be extracted from the earlier chapters.
Nursing Standard

If you are interested in nursing philosophy, taking reflective practice beyond that required by the UKCC or looking for great arguments to incorporate into a course essay, then might I recommend this book to you?
Journal of Neonatal Nursing

The product of the Third Reflective Practice conference held at Robinson College, Cambridge, Great Britain (July 1996), these 18 contributions examine reflection as a tool that can be used to transform the practice of nursing as it changes the way nurses react to problems and challenges. Contrasting the expert's strategy of holistically looking at a problem to an amateur's step-by-step method, the authors hope that nurses will make use of reflective practice to help themselves towards greater understanding of the needs of their profession. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405114578
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/11/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Dawn Freshwater is Reader in Primary Care in the Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University. Chris Johns is Reader in Advanced Practice at the University of Luton.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jean Watson.

List of Contributors.

1. Expanding the Gates of Perception.

2. Evidence, Memory and Truth: Towards a Deconstructive Validation of Reflective Practice.

3. Living Relational Ethics in Health Care.

4. Reflective Practice and Socratic Dialogue.

5. Clinical Supervision in the Context of Custodial Care.

6. Developing Prison Health Care through Reflective Practice.

7. Voice as a Metaphor for Transformation through Reflection.

8. Reflexivity and Intersubjectivity in Clinical Supervision: On the Value of Not-knowing.

9. The Beast and the Star: Resolving Contradictions within Everyday Practice.

10. Using Reflection in Complementary Therapies: Critical Reflection and Pain Management.

11. Creating Sacred Space: A Journey to the Soul.

12. Constructing the Reflexive Narrative.


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