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Critical Reflection in Context: Applications in Health and Social Care (Hardback)
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Critical Reflection in Context: Applications in Health and Social Care (Hardback)

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Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 27/09/2012
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Critical reflection enables practitioners - especially those within health and social care -to theorise from their own practice, improving and developing their work and practising both creatively and professionally.

This book provides an accessible overview of the influential Fook/Gardner Critical Reflection framework for students, researchers and professionals. It then presents a wide range of illustrative case studies from a variety of different health and social care settings, demonstrating how it can be used in effective and innovative practice around the world. By highlighting how professionals are actually using the Fook/Gardner model of critical reflection, it shares practical and resourceful ideas and provides specific theoretical and practical guidelines for use. It also further conceptualises and develops the theory of critical reflection by articulating underlying theory used in practice. The book also draws out particular issues for how critical reflection might be better practised within organisations, and develops a framework for a better understanding of this. The book is divided into four parts, discussing critical reflection in:

Professional Practice

Supervision and Management

Research

Education

Including an up-to-date overview of the framework written by Jan Fook, this helpful text makes a significant contribution in terms of the practical theorizing of critical reflection. It will be of use to health and social care professionals keen to practice creatively and effectively, especially those undertaking short courses or further development in supervision, critical reflection, advanced practice, and leadership and management.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415684248
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


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'Jan Fook and Fiona Gardner have the enviable knack of making very practical connections between different theoretical perspectives on critical reflection and its application in organizational and community settings. This edited collection provides us with some vivid case studies of critical reflection in action and will be helpful to teachers and practitioners seeking to understand how this process plays itself out in practice.' - Stephen D. Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, USA.

`Critical reflection is a powerful way of thinking and doing. This excellent book has international reach and provides a narrative for professionals working at the front line of practice, education and research. It tells stories of professionals applying critical reflection to enhance practice, organisational change and personal learning. If you dip into the book you will find practical gems, and if you read longer, theoretical development emerges from the practical applications. There is something for everyone.' - Professor Fiona Ross, Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George's, University of London, UK.

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