Reflective Practice: A Guide for Nurses and Midwives

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Open University Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Medical - 258 pages
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"This practical guide shows nurses and midwives how to develop a reflective approach to their work and how to sustain reflective practice throughout their professional lives." "Bev Taylor acknowledges the issues faced by practitioners in bureaucratic work settings with time constraints and regulated routines, and shows how reflection can help professionals deal with the complexity of their working lives. Readers are given a 'kitbag' of strategies they can use to get started." "She describes how developing a reflective practice is part of learning how to value yourself as a nurse or midwife, and as a person. Throughout the book she provides real examples of reflective writing from nurses and midwives, and shows how these professionals have been able to improve their skills as a result of being alert to their practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The nature of reflection
The nature of nursing and midwifery
Organisations as work settings

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About the author (2000)

Beverley J. Taylor is Professor of Nursing at Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia. Author of the successful Being Human: Ordinariness in nursing (Churchill Livingstone, 1994), she is well-known for her work on reflective practice.

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