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Exploring Reflective Thinking in Nursing Practice
A critique of "Exploring Reflective Thinking in Nursing Practice," by Bert Teekman.
# 152100 | 1,263 words | 6 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Dec 30, 2012 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper provides a critique of the article "Exploring Reflective Thinking in Nursing Practice," by Bert Teekman, which concerns a qualitative study on the concept of reflective thinking. The paper explains the methods used in the study discussed by the article, points out the study's strengths and limitations, and details its results.

Study Problem
Study Purpose
Research Question
Subjects and Setting
Data Collection Methods
Data Analysis Procedures
Strengths and Limitations

From the Paper:

''The qualitative research method used in this study is known as 'Sense Making', created by Dervin and colleagues (1992.) Compared to other types of work situations, it seems that this method is a good measurement for the nursing environment because nurses work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment and must react to unique situations on a regular basis.
''The study follows the method identified, specifically phenomenology. In philosophical phenomenology, the term "experience" takes on a more complicated meaning compared to the common use of the term. According to D. Langdridge, "...experience (or being, or existence itself) is an "in-relation-to" phenomenon, and it is defined by qualities of directedness, embodiment and worldliness which are evoked by the term "Being-in-the-World" (2006).
Since this study allowed more personal interpretation of each respondent's experience, it seems that grounded theory also applies to this study method. As defined by the Answers.com Website, grounded theory is a sociological theory that is formulated after observations of social selected phenomena, so rather than imposing a theory before research is conducted, the categories are allowed to emerge from the data collection process in a more organic manner.
Subjects and setting
''The method used to obtain subjects seemed appropriate. Ten participants were recruited from a pool of registered full-time and part-time nurses in a variety of medical settings in three hospitals in New Zealand. Nurses were able to encourage other nurses to participate in the study and this was deemed an acceptable recruitment method.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ANRAC (1990). Nursing competencies assessment project. Report to Australasion Nurse Registering Authorities Conferences, Nurses Board of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • Definition of grounded theory. Retrieved March 26, 2010, from http://www.answers.com/topic/grounded-theory-2
  • Dervin B. (1992). From the mind's eye of the user: The Sense-Making qualitative-quantitative methodology. In Qualitative Research in Information Management (Glazier J.D. & Powell R.R., eds), Libraries Unlimited, Inc., (pp. 1-84). Englewood, Colorado.
  • Langdridge, D. (2006). Phenomenological psychology: theory, research and method. Harlow: Pearson.
  • Teekman, B. (2000). Exploring reflective thinking in nursing practice, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 31(5), 1125-1135.

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

Exploring Reflective Thinking in Nursing Practice (2012, December 30) Retrieved June 03, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/exploring-reflective-thinking-in-nursing-practice-152100/

MLA Format

"Exploring Reflective Thinking in Nursing Practice" 30 December 2012. Web. 03 June. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/exploring-reflective-thinking-in-nursing-practice-152100/>