Gibbs Reflective Model

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Reflection is not without criticism. Despite the benefits of reflective models like that of the Gibbs cycle, (9) suggests that some models can become so structured that they start to restrict the nurse in their thinking. Reflections also trigger problematic events and emotions within nurses and a further claim is that it might exhibit a lack of skill in the performance leaving the nurse discouraged and insecure (8). Despite this highlighting reflection in a negative way, there are arguably benefits to this. It allows nurses to express the attitudes they feel towards their practice, relying on the positive feelings while attending to the negative (11). (14) Supports this by implying that reflection lets nurses identify and consider their strengths

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