Book review: Reflection for Nursing Life: Principles, Process and Practice

Reflection for Nursing Life

Reflection for Nursing Life: Principles, Process and Practice

John McKinnon


£25.99 | 138pp

ISBN: 9781138787599

For some nurses, reflection has become synonymous with descriptive storytelling and brief consideration of one’s feelings, required perhaps when writing an essay. In this book reflection is presented in a personalised and accessible way, helping us turn our everyday experiences into meaningful learning; the antithesis of simply fulfilling what we think the Nursing and Midwifery Council expects of us.

The book presents a positive approach to reflection. Early chapters explore self-awareness and the art of reflection. In subsequent chapters principles for sound reflective practice, reflection as a learning tool, learning through critical incidents and models of reflection are explored.

Tranformative learning

Closing pages discuss transformative learning and the presentation of a new framework to guide reflective practice. Stories,


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