Reflection and reflective practice in health professions education: a systematic review

@article{Mann2009ReflectionAR,
  title={Reflection and reflective practice in health professions education: a systematic review},
  author={Karen V. Mann and Jill Gordon and Anna MacLeod},
  journal={Advances in Health Sciences Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={595-621}
}
The importance of reflection and reflective practice are frequently noted in the literature; indeed, reflective capacity is regarded by many as an essential characteristic for professional competence. Educators assert that the emergence of reflective practice is part of a change that acknowledges the need for students to act and to think professionally as an integral part of learning throughout their courses of study, integrating theory and practice from the outset. Activities to promote… 
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