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Reflective Practice for Personal and Professional Transformation

Kofoed, Nancy A.

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31821cbb92
Feature: CE Connection

Reflection is the mindful (and prayerful) consideration of professional or personal actions in such a way as to transform present and future experience. Nurses will find ways to create transformation in patient care through reflection in practice, clinical supervision, leadership, education, and evidence-based practice. This article discusses models and processes for reflective practice for professional, personal, and Christian spiritual transformation, making application to case studies in nursing practice.

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Nancy A. Kofoed, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor in the graduate program at the School of Nursing, Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California. She has taught nursing at the graduate and undergraduate levels for 20 years, and worked in medical–surgical nursing.

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Reflection may be an avenue of combining both the art and the science of nursing.

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