Reflective Practice: Developing Knowledge to Promote Practice-Based Evidence for Clinical Change

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304499
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reflective Practice: Developing Knowledge to Promote Practice-Based Evidence for Clinical Change
Author(s):
Sherwood, Gwen D.; Horton-Deutsch, Sara
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, gwen.sherwood@unc.edu; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, CNS, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

Reflective practice is rarely explored as a key component in knowledge development. The research process is the most commonly identified method for developing evidence based practice. Research arises in practice and returns to practice in the translation of findings. Reflective practice lies in the between space of examining experience from a spirit of inquiry to identify the questions that define the gaps in evidence base to generate questions, order events in the chaotic clinical environment, and learn from each experience to build one's own practice knowledge.

Methods: This interactive session will involve participants in a case study approach to illustrate the reflective process to identify knowledge needed to determine best practice. Working individually and in small groups, participants will apply reflective practice using a set of questions to analyze the case to determine actions. Participants will record an experience of their own for reflective analysis for sense making and determine questions to initiate an evidence base practice process.

Results: Reflection is in the in-between space of critical findings and application in practice. Expert nurses reflect on and learn from experience, developing tacit knowledge that guides their practice; from the outside it appears intuitive, but closer examination finds experts develop reflection-in-action for recognizing cues in the situation. Through the reflective process they identify patterns and make choices for intervention. By modeling a case study approach participants can apply the reflective process to their own experience.

Conclusions: Nurses own their experience; reflection is a part of making sense of that experience so that nurses build their own practice knowledge. Systematic reflection on experience can provide systematic approaches to knowledge development through the personal way of knowing. Tacit knowledge takes into account nurses' personal experience and how reflection helps integrate back into their own practice, develop professional maturity, and build expert practice.

Keywords:
evidence based practice; knowledge development; reflective practice
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleReflective Practice: Developing Knowledge to Promote Practice-Based Evidence for Clinical Changeen
dc.contributor.authorSherwood, Gwen D.en
dc.contributor.authorHorton-Deutsch, Saraen
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen
dc.author.detailsGwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, gwen.sherwood@unc.edu; Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, CNS, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304499-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p>Purpose: <p>Reflective practice is rarely explored as a key component in knowledge development. The research process is the most commonly identified method for developing evidence based practice. Research arises in practice and returns to practice in the translation of findings. Reflective practice lies in the between space of examining experience from a spirit of inquiry to identify the questions that define the gaps in evidence base to generate questions, order events in the chaotic clinical environment, and learn from each experience to build one's own practice knowledge. <p>Methods: This interactive session will involve participants in a case study approach to illustrate the reflective process to identify knowledge needed to determine best practice. Working individually and in small groups, participants will apply reflective practice using a set of questions to analyze the case to determine actions. Participants will record an experience of their own for reflective analysis for sense making and determine questions to initiate an evidence base practice process. <p>Results: Reflection is in the in-between space of critical findings and application in practice. Expert nurses reflect on and learn from experience, developing tacit knowledge that guides their practice; from the outside it appears intuitive, but closer examination finds experts develop reflection-in-action for recognizing cues in the situation. Through the reflective process they identify patterns and make choices for intervention. By modeling a case study approach participants can apply the reflective process to their own experience. <p>Conclusions: Nurses own their experience; reflection is a part of making sense of that experience so that nurses build their own practice knowledge. Systematic reflection on experience can provide systematic approaches to knowledge development through the personal way of knowing. Tacit knowledge takes into account nurses' personal experience and how reflection helps integrate back into their own practice, develop professional maturity, and build expert practice.en
dc.subjectevidence based practiceen
dc.subjectknowledge developmenten
dc.subjectreflective practiceen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:20Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:20Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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