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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Being Critically Reflective

Engaging in Holistic Practice

ISBN 9781137276674
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Practice Theory in Context

Reflection is a vital part of professional practice, but complex theory and models can make it difficult to embed in your everyday actions. From an international authority this concise guide is application-focused and shows how a critically reflective approach can support learning, supervision and team working within contemporary practice contexts.

Fiona Gardner is Head of Social Work and Social Policy, Rural Health School, La Trobe University, Australia. Her books include Critical Reflection in Context: Applications in Health and Social Care (coedited with Jan Fook) and Critical Spirituality: A Holistic Approach to Contemporary Practice.

PART I: INTRODUCING CRITICAL REFLECTION THEORY AND PROCESSES
1. What is Critical Reflection?
2. Theoretical Underpinnings
3. Practising Critical Reflection
PART II: CRITICAL REFLECTION IN ORGANIZATIONS
4. Organizational Context
5. Supervision and Team Work
6. Critical Reflection and Organizational Learning
PART III: CRITICAL REFLECTION AND THE BROADER THEORETICAL CONTEXT
7. Ethical Issues
8. Managing Uncertainty, Change and Conflict
9. Interprofessionalism and Critical Reflection
PART IV: CONCLUSION
10. Embedding Critical Reflection into Individual and Organizational Practice

Reviews

This book is an indispensable resource for practitioners and students, enabling them both to understand and practise critical reflection in the interests of promoting effective engagement with vulnerable individuals and families.' – Gillian Ruch, Professor of Social Work, University of Sussex, UK
'This is a lovely book that provides students and practitioners with a positive and engaging introduction to critically reflective practice.' - Jo Trelfa, Senior Lecturer and Faculty Lead in Research and Ethics, University of St Mark & St John, UK
'This book provides a clear and practical introduction to being critically reflective that is highly useful for professionals from a range of disciplines.'- Ruth Forbes, Senior Social Work Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK
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