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Journaling: A quasi-experimental study of student nurses’ reflective learning ability

LP Fakude
Curationis | Vol 26, No 2 | a783 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v26i2.783 | © 2003 LP Fakude | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2003 | Published: 27 September 2003

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LP Fakude,, South Africa

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The use of journaling or journal writing in clinical education is one of the strategies used to develop critical thinking. Reflective journal writing, as it is commonly known, can nurture many qualities of a critical thinker and promote thoughtful nursing practice. Using a quasi-experimental design in this study, reflective journaling was introduced to a sample of first year Bridging Course student nurses at a Private Nursing Education Institution, to assess its effectiveness in reflective learning.


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