The terms 'critical reflection' and 'reflective practice' are at the heart of modern healthcare. But what do they really mean? Building on its ground-breaking predecessor, entitled Critical Reflection for Nursing and the Helping Professions, this heavily revised second edition analyses and explores reflection. It presents a structured method that will enable you to both challenge and develop your own practice. Full of clear and practical guidance, it includes: - real-life case studies to illustrate the significance of reflection to practice - a detailed framework for understanding and producing reflective writing - chapters on the role of reflection in supervision and research - 'reflective moments' - activities encouraging independent reflection. Expanded to meet the needs of all healthcare practitioners, this text redefines self-evaluation as a catalyst for personal and professional development. It is the essential guide to critical reflection for all students, academics and practitioners.