There is a growing body of literature related to reflection. However, few authors address how to reflect at a practical level. This article aims to answer some of the more common questions about reflection: What is reflection about? What is its value for nursing practice? What skills are needed to be a reflective practitioner? Where to start? There are doubts concerning the effectiveness of reflection and there is little research evidence regarding its benefits. Despite this, it is argued that reflection has the potential to raise nurses' awareness of practice.