Critical Reflection in Context: applications in health and social care

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-11-02
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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.

Author Biography

Jan Fook is Professor and Director of the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University, Canada. Fiona Gardner is Head of Social Work and Social Policy at Rural Health School, La Trobe University, Australia.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. viii
Critical reflection in context: contemporary perspectives and issuesp. 1
Critical reflection in professional practicep. 13
Unsettling assumptions around death, dying and palliative care: a practical approachp. 15
Integrating spirituality and critical reflection: toward critical spiritualityp. 28
Not beating around the bush: critical reflection in a rural community health servicep. 44
Learning critical reflection for professional practicep. 57
Using critical reflection to research practice in a mental health settingp. 68
Critical reflection in supervision and managementp. 81
Critical reflection in statutory workp. 83
Critical reflection and supervision: an interdisciplinary experiencep. 93
Thinking critically about student supervisionp. 105
Cringe-ical reflection? Notes on critical reflection and team supervision in a statutory settingp. 117
Learning to play hide-and-seek with pink elephantsp. 127
Critical reflection in researchp. 141
The challenges of using critical reflection to develop contextually appropriate social workp. 143
Using critical reflection to research spirituality in clinical practicep. 154
Some methodological and ethical tensions in using critical reflection as a research methodologyp. 166
Critical reflection in educationp. 179
Critical reflection training to social workers in a large, non-elective university classp. 181
Critical reflection: multiple applications within physiotherapy and medicinep. 196
Critical reflection in social work educationp. 208
An online critical reflection dialogue groupp. 219
Conclusionp. 231
Implementing critical reflection in health and social care settingsp. 233
Indexp. 243
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