Reflective practice has been widely adopted as a successful method for developing nursing across many specialties. The International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing provides a definitive synthesis of the current international literature and activity surrounding reflective practice within nursing. It provides a detailed meta-analysis of reflective practice, critical reflection and reflexive, addressing differences among them.
The International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing provides practical guidance on applying reflective practice to education, practice, and research in nursing, adopting the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s structure of knowledge, service, and learning. The knowledge section introduces the concept of reflection as a research and evaluative tool. The service section focuses on the ways reflection has been applied and implemented in clinical practice. The learning section examines evidence that contributes to the understanding of reflection as fundamental to the nursing curricula.
The contributors to this book are experienced writers and practitioners from a wide diversity of specialties, including critical care, mental health, community teaching, and research and are known internationally for their contribution to nursing.
- Examines the contribution of reflective practice to nursing from a global perspective
- Emphasizes links between reflective practice and education, research and practice
- Explores reflective practice, critical reflection and reflexive
- Provides practical guidance
- Considers the role of reflection in clinical supervision and research studies
- Addresses the role of narrative and reflective dialogue in reflective practice
- Includes an extensive bibliography for readers wishing to pursue areas of particular interest
About the Authors
Dawn Freswateris professor of nursing at Bournemouth University and editor of the Journal Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, UK. She has coauthored/edited 8 books, including Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice (2005). She has published international articles on reflective practice and spoken on this topic.
Beverley Joan Taylor is professor of nursing at Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia. She has coauthored/written 4 books, including Reflective Practice: A Guide for Nurses and Midwives (2000).
Gwen D. Sherwood is professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, USA.