Reflective practice has been used by healthcare professionals for many years, to help improve performance and patient ourtcomes. Within healthcare, reflection has been defined as ‘a process of reviewing an experience of practice in order to describe, analyse, evaluate, and so inform learning about practice’ (Reid, 1993). Continual critical thinking and reflection can close the gap between theory and practice, improve quality of care and stimulate personal and professional development. With this latter point in mind, The RCVS has recently sought feedback on an initiative to incorporate reflective practice into the CPD cycle.
This webinar will briefly summarise the previous evidence relating to the use of reflective practice, describe what reflective practice is, and then will look at several popular models of reflection, before examining how reflective practice aids learning and development.