This essential text brings together in one place the inextricably linked concepts of professional development, reflective practice and decision–making. Fully updated and revised throughout, the new edition of this easy to follow, jargon–free title is targeted at nursing and healthcare practitioners and nursing students, providing clear guidance to help the reader think critically about their practice, work within professional boundaries, be accountable for their actions, and plan for their future.
- A range of activities, case studies and examples to promote understanding
- Material on evidence–based practice, clinical supervision and portfolios
- Brings together topics spread across other books and demonstrates the links between them
- Written by renowned experts in the field
Professional Development, Reflection and Decision–Making in Nursing and Health Care, Second Edition, is essential reading for nurses and healthcare professionals, nursing students and postgraduates, and other healthcare practitioners.
About the Contributors vii
1 The Context of Professional Development 6Melanie Jasper and Gail Mooney
2 Reflection and Reflective Practice 41Melanie Jasper and Megan Rosser
3 Reflective Writing for Professional Development 83Melanie Jasper and Gail Mooney
4 Decision–Making in Professional Practice 109Georgina Koubel
5 Work–based Learning and Portfolios 136Melanie Jasper and Megan Rosser
6 Moving from Clinical Supervision to Person–centred Development: A Paradigm Change 168Paul Elliott
7 Practising as a Professional 204Melanie Jasper and Megan Rosser
“This text is a comprehensive and easy to navigate guide to all aspects of professional development, reflection and decision making in nursing and healthcare. The content is delivered in an easy to read and understandable format.” (Journal of Perioperative Practice, 1 January 2014)