chapter  19
Implementing critical reflection in health and social care settings
ByJAN FOOK
Pages 10

This book began with an outline of the contemporary issues facing the practice of critical reflection. These include the need to know and understand more about the varying ways it is practised; the need to know and understand more about the nature of the benefits that are accrued from its practice, particularly given the changing and challenging nature of workplace contexts; and the need for practical knowledge about how critical reflection might be adapted, and contribute, to the organisational context. So how is critical reflection practised in health and social care settings? What kinds of issues and difficulties arise, and what kinds of adaptations need to be made for specific uses and contexts? What do we learn about how critical reflection might be better practised and theorised? This chapter focuses on the themes that arise from the chapters in response to these questions. It is organised in the following way. First, how the critical reflection model is actually used and modified is

summarised, then specific benefits are outlined. Particular practical difficulties and other issues that arise from this are then discussed. The next two sections focus on specific contextual issues, and implications for learning at organisational levels. The final section discusses the implications for further theorising of critical reflection.