What are reflective models in nursing?

Reflection is a tool that is commonly used as part of student nurse education and in clinical practice, and is often supported by the use of reflective models. It can help demonstrate everyday learning and is also useful for processing thoughts after a critical incident.

What is Rolfes reflective model?

Professor Gary Rolfe and colleagues (2001) describe another useful framework for self-reflection in their book ‘Framework for Reflective Practice’. It’s based around three simple questions: What? – describe a particular situation, then focus on achievements, consequences, responses, feelings and any problems.

What is the best reflective model to use in nursing?

Gibbs Reflective Cycle Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle was developed to give structure to learning from experiences, and is perhaps one of the more commonly used reflective cycles for nurses.

Which reflective model is best for nursing?

gibbs reflective cycle model
The simple cyclical structure of gibbs reflective cycle model makes it easy to use and popular among nurses. It is useful as it emphasises the link between reflection and action (and this can assist in setting a personal development plan).

What is Gibbs model of reflection in nursing?

One of the most famous cyclical models of reflection leading you through six stages exploring an experience: description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan.

Why is Rolfes reflective model good?

The core advantages of the Rolfe model relate to its simplicity and clarity. Reflective tools need to be accessible and useful to the user, and to produce meaningful results. A simple model such as this can support that.

What are the advantages of Gibbs model of reflection?

Advantages. The Gibbs model of reflection is easy to understand and easy to use. Gibbs allows you to learn over time, based on your experiences. It helps you develop more balanced and accurate judgement.

How do you start a reflection in nursing?

When reflecting there are a few key things to consider:

  1. Make time to reflect.
  2. Value the benefits it may bring to your practice.
  3. Use a structure only if you feel comfortable doing so.
  4. Write notes – even if these are short, bullet points and in informal language, that is fine.