Reflective Essay Using Gibbs Model of Reflection

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REFLECTION For the purpose of this assignment I will provide a brief definition of what reflection means according to Johns (2009). I will then demonstrate my understanding of two different models of reflection by describing, Gibbs (1988) reflective cycle and John’s (1994) model of structured refection. I will then offer a critical analysis of the processes of reflection and how they can contribute to personal and professional development. Finally I will apply Gibbs (1988) model of reflective practice when discussing a comment I made to a patient whom I shall refer to as David a seventy two year old gentleman during a multi-disciplinary team meeting known as ward round. The placement setting where David resides is a forensic low secure hospital houses men who are detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) In defining reflection Johns (2009) suggests that ‘reflection is learning through our everyday experiences towards realising ones vision of desirable practice as a lived reality. It is a critical and reflexive process of self-enquiry and transformation of being and becoming the practitioner you desire to be. Johns (2009). According to Bulman and Schutz (2008) the art of reflection can help students and nurses learn from experiences and improve their own practice. To do this they need a self-awareness that enables them to describe honestly how a particular exposure affected them (Bulman and Schutz 2008). In order for practitioners to reflect there are different theoretical models used as a framework for reflective practice. Gibbs (1988) developed a reflective framework involving six stages which aim to guide the practitioner by asking a series of cue questions. The first stage sets the scene of the reflection by asking for a description of the event, the second stage looks at what the practitioner was thinking and feeling thirdly

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