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Reflective Practice in Nursing
Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. The second edition of this popular book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It explains what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice. The new edition includes a new chapter on using digital media in reflection, new case studies from each field of practice and new activities.

What Is Meant by Reflection and Reflective Practice
Lifewide and Lifelong Learning and Reflection
Autobiographical Reflection and Learning
Reflective Models and Frameworks
Creating Space for Reflection
Reflection and Reflexivity
The Reflective Practitioner
Guided Reflection and Reflecting with Others
Reflective Writing
Critical Reflection
Reflection Using Digital Media


This book has been adopted within a year 2 module where students are required to complete a reflective assignment.  The book helps the students to critically reflect in their assignments and move away from simple description. I particularly appreciated the chapter on guided reflection and reflecting with others as it echoes the module of supervision that we use in the programme when we have placement based meetings.

Caroline E Gibson
Professional Lead – Nursing, Division of Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Reflective Practice in Nursing aims to make sense of, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane to practitioners expected to reflect upon their own work and given situations. This book introduces nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner, explaining what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice.

Paul Watson
Head of Child Development, Marshland High School

Informative and easy to read

Mrs Janette Barker
H.E Care, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
November 20, 2015

Clear and easy to read enabling understanding of reflection and how it can be used to aid learning and enhance practice

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
July 27, 2015

This book is clearly written promoting good understanding of reflection and reflective practice. The link to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters, interspersed with scenarios and case studies, makes it a valuable resource for all students.

Mrs Sheila Roberts
Nursing, Midwifery and Social work, University of Hertfordshire
September 4, 2015

I will be placing this title on my essential reading list. This series offers students an engaging overview of the subject as well as allowing them to explore it by providing activities.

Mrs Maxine Cromar-Hayes
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
June 9, 2015

A practical approach with links to current legislation/codes

Miss Claire louise emery
FHSC, St George's, University of London
August 5, 2015

This book is well laid out and easy to read. I particularly like the reference to the NMC Domains and the Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration nursing students.

The case studies and the activities are excellent and provide students with the opportunity to think more critically and to learn more deeply.

The chapter on reflective writing will be especially useful for undergraduate nursing students and also postgraduate students on the health visiting programme.

Mrs Alison Hackett
Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Stirling University
May 12, 2015

Good book as supports students in understanding Reflective practice

Mrs Navjot Virk
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
May 8, 2015

Great supplementary book for BSc Nursing

Ms Catherine Croughan
School of Nursing, Salford University
March 27, 2015

Lioba Howatson-Jones

Dr. Lioba Howatson-Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies teaching on pre-registration, post-registration and Masters level courses at Canterbury Christ Church University. Lioba’s clinical nursing background is mainly in acute nursing and practice development. She has taught at the University since 2003 and has a particular interest in assessment and decision-making. Her research interests are in exploring nurses’ learning and academic development. Lioba has published on these and clinical topics since 1999. More About Author