Supporting template hand-out
|Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3|
| Descriptive level of reflection
… was my role in the situation?
… was I trying to achieve?
… was the response of others?
… were the consequences • for the patient? • for myself? • for others?
… feelings did it evoke • in the patient? • in myself? • in others?
… was good/bad about the experience?
| Theory - and knowledge - building level of reflection
So what … … does this tell me/teach me/imply/mean about me/my patient/others/our relationship/my patient’s care/the model of care I am using/my attitudes/my patient’s attitudes/etc., etc.?
… was going through my mind as I acted?
… did I base my actions on?
… other knowledge can I bring to the situation? • experiential • personal • scientific
… could/should I have done to make it better?
… is my new understanding of the situation?
| Action-orientated (reflexive) level of reflection
… do I need to do in order to make things better/stop being stuck/improve my patient’s care/resolve the situation/feel better/get on better/etc., etc.?
… broader issues need to be considered if this action is to be successful?
… might be the consequences of this action?