Improving Patient Care through Self-Awareness and Reflection
- Dawn Freshwater - University of Leeds, UK
Gaining self-awareness is a vital aspect of professional development for all who work in the caring professions. In nursing especially, the ability to evaluate oneself affects all areas of practice, including direct patient care, working relationships with colleagues and maintaining one's own well-being in the often pressured environment of health care.
This is an innovative text which explores the ways in which self-awareness can be used as a practical tool for continuing professional development and practice improvement. Divided into three parts, the book examines the role of the nurse as therapeutic practitioner, reflective learner and reflexive researcher.
For all those wishing to develop their skills as autonomous, reflective, accountable practitioners, this book will be an inspiring read. It will be of immense use to those who teach and supervise nurses at all levels.
Useful book to introduce students to reflective practice, to think about the value of true empathic practice and how this not only enhances the patient experience, but their own too. I especially like the section on Transformative Learning: Enabling Therapeutic Nursing, where student reflections are explored.
Excellent Book. Well written.
This book provides a useful guide in the development of Therapeutic Nursing Skills. Students found this book useful as a supplementary guide to Therapeutic Nursing, in particular the chapters discussing self-awareness and self-development.
Explores the role of therapeutic nursing and gaining self-awareness which is vital in professional development of nurses.
Very good read and offers readers insight into therapeutic development in practice and with people/patients. Some insightful and considered chapters. Highlights relevances on human contact and therapeutics relevant to current practice
Nursing and for other disciplines to read.
Will be useful for exploring students self-awareness and skills of reflection
This is a very useful textbook covering all the major issues relating to the 'Reflective Healthcare Practitioner', and is thoroughly recommended to all student nurses. The text is well laid out and each chapter has helpful supplementary sections which help to support the main themes.
The contemporary literature presented is recent, relevant and reliable which also aids the reader to gain greater understanding.
A useful textbook for regular reference to the key aspects of Reflectice Practice.
A very good insight into the concept of self-awareness for nurses. The role of reflection and therapeutic nursing is explored throughout the book. An excellent guide for nurse lecturers.