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RH1002: Communication Skills for Health Professionals Guide: Reflection

Reflection

Purpose 
Self-reflection is an integral part of continual improvement in your role as a health professional. The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on your development of verbal and non-verbal communication skills as a health professional. Self-reflection allows you to analyse your strengths and weaknesses in communication, and identify your future learning needs

 

 

4R Model

Example reflection tool
 

  • Revisit Write a brief account of the specific skills you have learnt, including verbal and non-verbal communication skills; SOLER; questioning, listening and responding; building rapport and empathy. Give an overview and note down any particular skills that had an impact on you. 
  • React. How did the particular skills, mentioned above, change your attitude or perspective? Did anything surprise you about this change?
  • Relate.  What did you learn about your communication skills? What were your strengths and weaknesses? Refer to the specific skills you have learnt, including verbal and non-verbal communication skills; SOLER; questioning, listening and responding; building rapport and empathy.
  • Respond.  How can you do things better so that you can be an effective communicator in your future practice as a health professional? Write an action plan that includes what my aim is/what standard I wish to achieve, what skills I need to develop, how I will develop them, how I will know I have achieved my aim.

 

 

How to write a reflective journal

JCU guide to Reflective writing.

• In hindsight, would you do something differently next time and why?
• How has your participation or experiences shaped your own understanding of the discipline?
• How has the experience impacted on or shaped your understanding of …
• What new questions have emerged for you as a result of your reflections?
• What have you learnt about yourself as a learner?
• What are the take home messages you have uncovered in relation to the topic, concept or theory?
• What actions result?

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empath* AND ("patient relations" OR health OR nursing)

 

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