Reflective practice in a very busy world
what's the essence?
Keywords:Reflective practice, chaplain, practitioner, Continuing professional development
Trying to persuade ‘time constrained’ practitioners to regularly practice ‘time hungry’ reflective practice can easily fail. Therefore what is the irreducible minimum or essence of reflective practice? This article concludes that the essence of reflective practice is more about process (artistry, intuition, tact) than the ‘evidence base’ outputs that have been built on it; and advocates 5 essential features.
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