Nursing can be a physically and intellectually demanding profession, and most nursing programs focus on instilling the techniques and knowledge necessary to prepare novice nurses. Rarely addressed in nurse education, though, are the human and emotional factors that impact nurses at all levels from day one. The fact is, the emotional labor of nursing takes a demanding toll as nurses cope with patients, compassion fatigue, and increasingly complex workplace and interpersonal issues that deplete energy and motivation.
This highly anticipated second edition of Reflective Practice: Transforming Education and Improving Outcomes offers educators and learners a path to incorporate caring science, emotional intelligence, and social justice into nursing education and practice. Authors Sara Horton-Deutsch and Gwen Sherwood provide a rich resource for academic and clinical nurse educators, students, and practicing nurses interested in developing their leadership capacity or their own professional advancement.
Reflective Practice, Second Edition, pulls together multiple approaches to instruction for self-improvement through adaptable exercises. This book also incorporates complementary perspectives that focus on quality and safety while emphasizing lifelong learning and the significance of being in community with others.
About the Authors
Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, is a Caritas Coach, Professor, and the Jean Watson Caring Science Endowed Chair at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. She serves as Director of the University of Colorado College of Nursing Watson Caring Science Center and is Assistant Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver.
Gwen D. Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, an expert in teamwork and interprofessional education, has been in the vanguard of educators integrating quality and safety in health professions education. She is Professor and Associate Dean for Practice and Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.