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Reflective assignments in mental health nursing courses: factors to consider


Cleary, M and Horsfall, J and Hunt, GE, Reflective assignments in mental health nursing courses: factors to consider, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 51, (2) pp. 37-41. ISSN 0279-3695 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.3928/02793695-20130109-05


It is important that mental health educators are clear about the nature and practice of reflective processes and their appropriate uses and inherent challenges. Active reflection was developed as a strategy for professional self-improvement in practice-based disciplines. Some mental health nursing courses use reflective exercises as a formal student assessment component. In this article, the authors draw on their experience and the literature to identify issues relating to aspects of the course, educators, and students that are associated with incorporating reflection-related activities as compulsory assessable items in an undergraduate nursing course.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108046
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-05
Last Modified:2017-12-21

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