Individuals may spend a lot time thinking over experiences they have had and things they have to do

Individuals may spend a lot time thinking over experiences they have had and things they have to do. However, nursing it is believed that in order to progress, these thoughts should be turned into guided reflection enabling one to improve them in the future. The essential purpose reflective practice is to enable the practitioner access, understand learn through, his or her lived experiences and, as a consequence, to take ‘congruent action towards developing increasing effectiveness within the context of what is understood as desirable practice’ (Johns 2000, p3).
Individuals may spend a lot of time thinking over experiences they have had and things they have to do. However, within nursing it is believed that in order to progress, thoughts should turned into guided reflection enabling one to improve them in the future. The essential of reflective practice is to enable practitioner to access, understand and learn through, his or her lived experiences and, as a consequence, to take ‘congruent action towards increasing effectiveness within the context of what is understood as desirable practice’ (Johns 2000, p3).