Type

Journal Article

Authors

Fiona Timmins
Richard Redmond
Honor Nicholl
Agnes Higgins
Liz Curtis
Margaret Carroll

Subjects

Education

Topics
curriculum place self awareness reflective practice critical thinking problem solving trinity college dublin nursing practice

Is there a place for reflective practice in the nursing curriculum? (2002)

Abstract Within this paper a review of the literature on the area of reflection and reflective practice is presented. Lecturers at Trinity College Dublin currently face a dilemma with regard to including these concepts in the nursing curricula. They are faced on the one hand with national recommendations for the use of reflection and reflective practice, and on the other with personal and professional concerns about the practical, legal, ethical and moral implications raised in teaching and assessing this subj ect. The literature reveals that there is little consensus of opinion regarding the exact nature of reflection. There is also little empirical evidence to support the benefits of teaching and assessing of reflection or reflective practice from either an educational or clinical perspective. This, together with the practical difficulties of teaching and assessing reflection, may negate against the incorporation of reflection and reflective practice into the nursing curriculum. It is suggested that, rathe r than isolate reflection as a distinct topic, that the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, self-awareness and analysis be developed within the curriculum.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Fiona Timmins, Richard Redmond, Honor Nicholl, Agnes Higgins, Liz Curtis, Margaret Carroll

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Fiona Timmins
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 96
 
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Honor Nicholl
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 27
 
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Agnes Higgins
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 66
 
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Margaret Carroll
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 6