a) Introduction – The introduction is a description of your chosen clinical reflective topic
and an overview of the critical areas of your intended discussion.
b) Personal and Professional self-reflection – This is a self-reflective discussion and
includes your feelings. This section must provide a comprehensive discussion of the
key areas you feel important to you as a novice clinician based on your chosen topic.
c) Evaluation – How is your clinical reflection supported or refuted by the Literature?
An evaluative discussion is required (as per Gibbs Reflective Cycle). The evaluation
section must be supported through the use of contemporary, credible Literature.
d) Analysis – This is a discussion of critical outcomes based on your clinical reflection
and evaluation and what best practice literature has informed you in relation to the chosen topic. (Note this section also covers the ‘conclusion’ section of the Gibbs
e) Conclusion – a summary of the main points and what you have learnt from the
clinical reflection. Note: this is Gibbs conclusion step. In this conclusion, you also
need to consider the process of reflection, and its importance, with reference to
f) Strategies for practice – what specific positive strategies, based on your analysis,
would assist you to progress as a critical thinking clinician? This section relates to the
Action Plan identified in the Gibbs Reflective Cycle. Credible literature sources that
support your strategies are required and must be correctly referenced.
Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Essay
Pages / words-3 / 600
Number of sources-5
Academic level-Junior (College 3rd year)
Language style-AU English