Reflective practice: a critical analysis of data-based studies and implications for nursing education

J Nurs Educ. 2003 Nov;42(11):488-97. doi: 10.3928/0148-4834-20031101-07.


Reflective practice has become part of the discourse of nursing education classrooms, conferences, and journals, and are popular features of nursing continuing education programs. Yet, the idea of reflective practice has become increasingly more disparate. This critical analysis examines data-based studies and provides an overview of reflective practice, discusses common themes that emerged from the studies, and identifies implications for reflective practice in the field of nursing education.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing / methods
  • Education, Nursing / trends*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Nursing Process / trends*
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Thinking*