Reflective Practice, Third Edition

This book focuses first on the individual, then practice settings, and finally systems and communities while providing supporting theoretical frameworks, practical applications, and opportunities for personal and shared reflection along the way.

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The third edition of Reflective Practice depicts the concept of 'reimagining' in such a brilliant way and is a must-have resource for nurses.

Portia Janine Jordan, PhD, MBA, MCUR, RN, FANSA
Professor, Department of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Stellenbosch University

This incredible edition of a professional masterpiece pulls together global leaders, creative thinkers, entrepreneurs, educators, and practitioners to support and guide us as healthcare professionals. A joy to read and a must-read for all professionals who are reflexive.

Past Executive Director (Dean), Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin
Co-Director, Global Innovation and Leadership Academy, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, RCSI

In this outstanding book, Sara Horton-Deutsch and Gwen Sherwood provide an invaluable resource for nurse educators and their students. Reflective Practice: Reimagining Ourselves, Reimagining Nursing takes a complex topic and makes it accessible for learners across all levels. This should be required reading in all nursing programs!

Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH
Dean of Nursing, Valere Potter Professor of Nursing
Vanderbilt School of Nursing

A nurse's work is multifaceted, medically complex, technically precise, and physically demanding. But nursing—the act of caring—is also social, emotional, impactful, and personal. Because nursing education programs prioritize the importance of the technical and physical aspects of nursing, that is what they teach. This leaves practicing nurses poorly equipped to understand the science of caring and unprepared for the constant stream of emotional and psychological stressors that come with this profoundly important work. The unintended consequences of this omission include burnout, toxic work environments, and exodus from the profession.

In this highly anticipated and particularly timely third edition of Reflective Practice, authors Sara Horton-Deutsch and Gwen Sherwood invite readers to reflect, recalibrate, reimagine, rethink, and reframe the work of nursing care and their various roles and relationships within it. This book focuses first on the individual, then practice settings, and finally systems and communities while providing supporting theoretical frameworks, practical applications, and opportunities for personal and shared reflection along the way. Reflective Practice guides nurses to emotional and psychological fulfillment in all aspects of care.


  • PART I: The Development and Evolution of the Nurse Through Reflective Practice
  • Chapter 1: Reimagining Ourselves: The Role of Reflection on Critical Caritas Consciousness and Knowledge Development
  • Chapter 2: Reimagining Reflection to Develop and Sustain Personal and Professional Practice
  • Chapter 3: Reimagining Creative Space for Reflection in a Caring Science Paradigm
  • Part II: Self-Reflection: Building Our Capacity for Introspection and Intentional Practice in Academic and Clinical Settings
  • Chapter 4: Self-Reflection Through the Lens of Unitary Caring Science: Learning to Listen and Listening to Learn
  • Chapter 5: Deepening our Foundations: Reimagining Ourselves, Reimagining Nursing Identity
  • Chapter 6: The Role of Reflection in Guiding the Evolution of Care, Compassion, and Social Change
  • Part III: Reflecting With Others
  • Chapter 7: Sharing Our Stories: Co-Creating Learning Through Narrative Pedagogy, Silence, and Listening
  • Chapter 8: Reimagining Practicing Together: Reflection in Simulation-Based Learning
  • Chapter 9: Reflective Learning: Recalibrating Collaboration and Evaluation for Safety and Quality Competencies
  • Part IV: Reflective Practice in Organizations and Communities
  • Chapter 10: Rethinking How We Work Together: Reflective Practices Using Emergent Strategy, Liberating Structures, and Clearness Committees
  • Chapter 11: Pluralistic Possibility: Reflective Practices to Reframe Our World
  • Chapter 12: Redesigning Academic and Practice Partnerships: Reflective Communities That Learn and Practice Together
  • Part V: Regeneration and Renewal
  • Chapter 13: The Value of Emancipatory Nursing Praxis and Caring Science in an Era of Legislative Censorship
  • Chapter 14: Reimagining Leadership: A Legacy Perspective
  • Chapter 15: Reflective Practice, Unitary Caring Science, and Wisdom: The Heart of the Capacity to Grow


  • Chapter 2
  • Author Bios

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Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, SGAHN, is a Caritas Coach, Professor, and Director of the University of San Francisco/Kaiser Permanente Partnership at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Gwen D. Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, has a distinguished record in advancing nursing education locally and globally. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.