The Importance of Reflective Practice

1009 WordsMar 31, 20135 Pages
The importance of reflective practice. Reflective practice is the ability to constantly monitor one 's own performance in a given role and make adjustments where necessary. For me reflective practice is particularly important because no two clients will ever be the same and it is vitally important to remain reactive and reflective at all times. Reflective practice has been demonstrated to have significant benefits when it comes to the delivery of client-centred care, and can help me to ensure that I am able to accurately assess the needs of each client as an individual. With reflective practice it is one of the most important elements of my job. One of the reasons why reflective practice is so important is that no amount of training…show more content…
An example is inductions provide basic knowledge and skills that you need to do your job and help you get used to your working environment/role. Without them you wouldn’t know how you should be working. However, appraisals and development plans help you to keep your skills and knowledge up to date by highlighting areas that you need to develop and planning how you will do this. Supervisions are also a way of highlighting training needs and feedback on how your work and knowledge is progressing. Everyday within my working environment I can see I am reflecting on my work and after any situation I work through using reflective practice it has become a way for me to deal with situations to reflect and learn from my experiences, especially when documenting information as you go through the different stages when writing down information about the event that has taken place, because you think about what has occurred as in an incident for example a client has a fall, then you thinking about how to deal with what has happened this would be checking the client is ok and has not broken any bones or has any cuts, then how to get the client of the floor (if it is appropriate), getting the right equipment, all the time making sure other staff there know what
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