Lynda Sibson
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 1, Iss. 3, 01 Dec 2009, pp 121 - 125

This article aims to describe the process and theory of reflective practice and outline some reflective practice models for consideration for paramedic practice. Reflective practice is not just about writing an assignment, it is about looking back (reflecting) on a situation and taking another objective view of the incident. Reflective learning is a process where examination and exploration of an issue of concern, triggered by a specific experience, is clarified into some form of meaning, thus changing the individuals' perspective. Four reflective models have been presented-each with similar steps-so that readers can chose which one suits their practice. If undertaken well, it can enhance and develop new knowledge, initiate changes to practice and ultimately, improve patient care.

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