Reflective accounts

Reflective practice

A CPD article improved Lynda Kenny’s understanding of the importance of reflective practice in nursing.
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A CPD article improved Lynda Kenny’s understanding of the importance of reflective practice in nursing.

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article focused on reflection, which is an essential tool for nurses that can be used in their personal and professional development, while reinforcing continuous learning.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

Reflection is a tool that can support nurses to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care, to ensure optimum practice. The article stated that reflection should be purposeful, focused and questioning. It emphasised that reflection may have a positive outcome, and can identify areas that require improvement.

Formal reflection is now included as a requirement for Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation, which states

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