What is reflection?

  • Reflection allows you to make sense of a situation and understand how it has affected you.
  • It is the thought process where you consider your experiences to gain insight about your practice. Reflection supports you to continually improve the way you work and develop.
  • Reflection is continuous, and a routine part of the work of all health and care professionals.

The Art of Reflection:

Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle

The Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle is one of the commonly used reflective tools within health and care. In 1988, Professor Graham Gibbs published his reflective cycle in his book ‘Learning by Doing’. It is useful for helping people learn from situations they experience regularly.