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Reflective practice and clinical outcomes: practitioners' views on how reflective practice has influenced their clinical practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11820341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been a recent increasing interest in reflective practice in nursing. There is a wealth of literature about its apparent advantages and benefits, but very little empirical research into clinical outcomes consequent to reflective practice. This study attempts an initial exploration into this area. A retrospective, three-phase, multi-method study in a single department of nursing was conducted. The research sample comprised students and former students of the department who had previously participated in an assessed reflective practice course or module. Years of experience, speciality or academic level did not have a significant influence, but the effectiveness of the facilitator was an important factor. The results suggest that reflective practice is regarded highly and that most respondents could identify significant, long-term changes to clinical practice resulting from it.
T Paget
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical nursing     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0962-1067     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Nurs     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-31     Completed Date:  2002-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207302     Medline TA:  J Clin Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-14     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Health Science, University of Wales Swansea, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Clinical Competence / standards*
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / standards*
Education, Nursing, Continuing / standards*
Education, Nursing, Diploma Programs / standards*
Education, Nursing, Graduate / standards*
Evidence-Based Medicine
Focus Groups
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Nursing Education Research
Nursing Methodology Research
Nursing Process*
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Retrospective Studies
Students, Nursing / psychology*
Time Factors

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