Reflective Process Of Reflection

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The Process of Reflection The process of reflection is central to clinical supervision. Launer (2003) describes external and internal factors in supervision whereby clinical practice and sharing skills are external and reflection is an ‘internal conversation.’ Brunero & Stein-Parbury (2008) discussed the effects of clinical supervision in nursing staff and argued that self-reflection generates a sense of self-awareness and knowledge to the individual. Supervisees or students may be asked what happened during a clinical event, how they felt, the implications of their actions and what they would do differently if faced with the same situation. This provides the supervisee with ‘time-out’ to examine the interactions between their practice, personality…show more content…
Group supervision has a ‘dual role’ of people gathering on knowledge and experiences where team dynamics are influenced (Berg and Hallberg, 2000). Peer supervision, generally more appropriate for experienced practioners (Spence et al, 2001), can be one-to-one or in a group arrangement. Lakeman & Glasgow (2009, p206) discuss peer supervision where professionals are capable of having the resources to help one other and to make sense of practice. It has been suggested that paired and group placements provide an opportunity for enhanced learning, clinical competence and participant satisfaction (Berg and Hallberg, 2000). The author found that the majority of physiotherapists were involved in unidisciplinary supervision. This one-to-one supervision appeared as an opportunity for less experienced physiotherapist to learn from ‘experts’ in the field, again highlighting that clinical supervision is a reflective process. The respondents were able to identify the value of clinical supervision as a means of gaining support and developing both personally and…show more content…
The authors argued that clinical supervision in healthcare professions enhanced personal development through eliciting a sense of self-confidence, enthusiasm, self-awareness and feeling supported in the workplace. The author explains that it reduces emotional baggage and the risk of burnout, increases job satisfaction and staff morale and finally, increases knowledge and awareness about solutions to possible clinical problem. Without these elements of progression, there would be minimum professional development. The evidence above however, is not specifically related to physiotherapists; therefore further research is needed to conclude these

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