The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have signed a joint statement to stress the benefits of good reflection among healthcare professionals.
The Chief executives of nine regulators are – the General Chiropractic Council, General Dental Council, General Medical Council, General Optical Council, General Osteopathic Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Health and Care Professions Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland – have all signed the statement.
The statement, “Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner”, outlines the processes and advantages of being a good reflective practitioner for individuals and teams.
This joint statement sets out our common expectations for health and care professionals to be reflective practitioners, engaging meaningfully in reflection and the benefits it brings.
Being a reflective practitioner benefits people using health and care services by:
Engaging in reflection benefits health and care professionals and the multi-professional teams in which they work, or with whom they might discuss aspects of their practice. Key considerations include: