A systematic review of reflective practice questionnaires and scales for healthcare professionals: a narrative synthesis

Ooi, Su Min, Fisher, Paul and Coker, Siân (2021) A systematic review of reflective practice questionnaires and scales for healthcare professionals: a narrative synthesis. Reflective Practice, 22 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1462-3943

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Reflective Practice (RP) is considered a crucial component of personal and professional learning. RP is regarded as a way that professionals learn from experience to understand and enhance their practice by responding appropriately to self-reflection. Despite playing a crucial role in healthcare settings, there is little agreement on how to assess RP. This study aims to systematically review self-rating instruments that assess RP in healthcare professionals. Peer review articles assessing RP in healthcare professionals using a self-rating instrument, published in English between 1998 and 2018 from PubMed, CINAHL, and PsychInfo databases, were considered for inclusion. Eighteen papers were appraised, the strengths and weaknesses of the measures were discussed in accordance with an adapted critical appraisal checklist. In general, all self-report instruments included in this review were potentially generalisable to healthcare professionals or health science programmes with some adaptation. Given the limited evidence for other measurement scales, the Reflective Questionnaire and Self-Reflection and Insight Scale are recommended for measuring RP within healthcare settings. Future research developing a standardised tool for the review of mixed-method, heterogeneous, questionnaire studies is strongly recommended.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: reflective practice,reflection,measure,questionnaire,scale,healthcare professional,reflection,reflective practice,philosophy ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1211
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
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Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 23:58
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 17:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/76775
DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2020.1801406


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