Reflective Practice

Emerg Nurse. 1999 Mar;6(10):14-8. doi: 10.7748/en1999.


Christine Nash exemplifies reflective practice as a frequently used but infrequently defined concept in nursing (Jarvis 1992), with intuition seldom granted legitimacy as a sound approach to clinical judgement (Benner and Tanner 1987). She follows with a personal account of how she used reflective practice and intuitive skills in reassessing an A&E attender.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Cues
  • Emergency Nursing / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intuition
  • Nursing Process*
  • Pattern Recognition, Automated
  • Thinking*