TASK 1- Atkins & Murphy Article
Reflective practice is actually a complex and deliberate process of thinking about and interpreting experience in order to learn more from it. This way it is a process of evaluating the process through indulgent of response and thereafter developing a better level of understanding. This way it is a generic term used to learn about intellectual and affective activities that gains some kind of experience and ignites need of developing more understanding and appreciation.
The first stage of reflection consists of triggering the need of awareness for uncomfortable feelings and thoughts that aspires the need for future improvement in business process. Thus the initial process follows the association of ideas to gather experience of the people. Thereafter the integration process is followed where the piece of information such that a meaningful integrated outcome can be achieved. The validation process follows in the third stage in which the testing of the collected information is done to confirm its legitimacy and reliability. The fourth step is appropriation is the fourth and last step in which the reflection is developed and the learning process that helps in putting extra light on the situation.
- The skills required to engage in reflective practice includes the followings.
- Identification of goals and the practices need to follow them.
- Development of relationship between the practice and the developed principles.
- Creating awareness among the ethics and political influences that describes the reflective outcomes in different hierarchy.
Along with that the Mezirow’s level of reflectivity required to engage in the practices include reflectivity, affective, discrepant, judgemental, conceptual, psychical nod theoretical.
- The strategy that may be recognised to promote the use of reflection as a learning tool includes the followings.
- Phenomenon, in which the description of the experience is made.
- Casual in which the essential factors contributed to the experience are recorded.
- Context, in which the significant back factors to the experience are considered.
- Reflections, in which the attempts are made to evaluate, synthesize and evaluate the outcome of experience.
- Alternate actions, in which the choices and the outcome of the choices are recognized.
- Learning, in which the subject matter evaluated, is taught to the get better experience in future.
Hence reflection helps in continuous growth in knowledge through the experience which helps in improving the future course of action and develops competencies and skills for delivering better services to the patient’s in future.