Markey L, Farvis R (2014) Reflective practice in an acute setting. Nursing Times; 110: 24, 16-18.
This initiative was undertaken to find a realistic and sustainable approach to reflective practice in an acute hospital ward. A questionnaire was distributed to staff on an oncology ward to discover their thoughts on finding an approach that could be used on a daily basis. The results were collated and a reflective tool was developed; a pilot study was carried out, which found the tool to be usable. Communication improved between staff and a more reflective culture began to develop.
- Is it possible to reflect on your practice on a daily basis?
- Is reflection a part of your normal work routine?
- How useful do you find clinical supervision?
- The research suggests that if staff feel valued, the quality of care improves. Do you find this to be the case?