Examples of Reflection / Learning Outcomes
I have maintained my knowledge of general diabetes education practice so that I am aware
of the environment in which I work. I feel that I am more able to deliver services and
advocate for diabetes education, management and care.
I have extended my skills in the management and care of people with gestational diabetes. I
have been more able to advise patients using best practice self management and care
guidelines for GDM.
I have extended my mentoring skills through self reflection, and discussion with colleagues. I
have now taken on the role of mentor for new staff in our agency
The following references have been provided for further information about reflective practice:
Bennett‐Levy J., Thwaites R. (2006) A conceptual map and practical strategies for the training,
supervision and self‐supervision of interpersonal skills; Chapter 12 in Self and Self‐reflection in the
Dewey, J. (1933). How we think: A restatement of the relation of reflective thinking to the
educative process. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Jarvis P. (1992) Reflective practice and nursing. Nurse Education Today 12: 23‐30.
Kember D. (2001) Reflective teaching and learning in the health professions: Action research in
professional education Oxford: Blackwell Science.
Kember D., McKay J., Sinclair K., Wong F. (2008) A four category scheme for coding and assessing
the level of reflection in written work. Assessment and Higher Education 33(4):369‐370.
King P, Kitchener K. (1994) Developing Reflective Judgment: Understanding and Promoting
Intellectual Growth and Critical Thinking in Adolescents and Adults. Jossey‐Bass, San Francisco.
Schon, D (1983) The Reflective Practitioner: how professionals think in action Basic Books New
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