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The Reflective Practice Guide: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Critical Reflection

Isabel Dosser, lecturer/BSc programme leader and teaching fellow, reviews a book on reflective practice
Reflective practice

4 stars

The aim of this book is to support all professional practitioners for whom reflection is integral to practice. This makes it unique among books on reflective practice, which usually cover only one discipline.

The chapters are easy to dip into or read consecutively, and the addition of case studies brings the points to life.

The case studies from occupational therapy and social work, as well as all fields of nursing, demonstrate that reflection can be a useful part of practice in many different professions.

A chapter on the theory of reflection uses comprehensible language and the familiar analogy of the mirror. It also includes a number of theories about individual learning styles that readers can apply to themselves.

It is often assumed that writing in a reflective style comes easily to nurses, but this is not always the case. This book makes a

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