Reflective accounts

Understanding reflective practice

A CPD article improved Sue Wrigglesworth’s knowledge of reflective practice

A CPD article improved Sue Wrigglesworth’s knowledge of reflective practice

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

The article provided practical advice to increase my knowledge and understanding of reflective practice. It challenged assumptions that nurses make about the purpose of reflective activity, and indicated that professional reflection should be purposeful, focused and questioning, to enable professional development.

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

The article improved my understanding of reflective practice. The aim of purposeful reflection is to improve care and public protection by raising professional standards.

Reflection should be combined with critical thinking. This involves an individual analysing the event and exploring related literature and up to date evidence. This can be challenging, because the person might


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