Reflective Practice in Nursing 5e
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From reviews of previous editions:

'This excellent book provides useful guidance on the use of reflection in practice.... a helpful addition to any nursing library.’ Primary Health Care

'…an excellent investment in any nurses’ library portfolio.' Journal of Advanced Nursing

'An extremely welcome addition to nursing's literature on thoughtful, knowledgeable practice.' Nursing Times

'This is an excellent practical guide to reflective practice…I would highly recommend this book to all practice teachers and students.' Journal of Practice Nursing

The ability to reflect on practice has become a competency demanded of every healthcare professional in recent years. It can be a daunting prospect- but this practical and accessible text guides the way, using the latest research and evidence to support the development of skills in reflective practice and provides help and advice on how to get started, how to write reflectively and how to continue to use reflective practice in everyday situations.

This fifth edition of Reflective Practice in Nursing is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike who wish to learn more about reflective practice, as well as containing essential information for teachers and lecturers.


Chris Bulman and Sue Schutz are both Senior Lecturers within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.


List of Contributors vi

Preface ix

1 An introduction to reflection 1
Chris Bulman

2 Developing skills for reflective practice 23
Sue Atkins and Sue Schutz

3 Writing to learn: writing reflectively 53
Sylvina Tate

4 Reflecting in groups 93
Bernadette Carter

5 An exploration of the student and mentor journey into reflective practice 121
Charlotte Maddison and Pam Sharp

6 Supervision for supervisors: icing on the cake or a basic ingredient for the development of clinical supervision in nursing? 150
John Driscoll and Paul Cassedy

7 A personal exploration of reflective and clinical expertise 177
Sue Duke

8 Assessing and evaluating reflection 201
Sue Schutz

9 Getting started on a journey with reflection 225
Chris Bulman

Index 254