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Reflective journal writing: How it promotes reflective thinking in clinical nursing education: A students’ perspective

J. Kok, M.M. Chabeli
Curationis | Vol 25, No 3 | a784 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v25i3.784 | © 2002 J. Kok, M.M. Chabeli | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 2002 | Published: 27 September 2002

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J. Kok, Department of Nursing Science, Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit, South Africa
M.M. Chabeli, Department of Nursing Science, Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit, South Africa

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Abstract

According to the outcomes-based education and training system of education (OBET) in the country and the South African Nursing Council, education should focus on “creating” reflective learners and practitioners. This article seeks to determine the effectiveness of reflective journal writing in promoting the reflective thinking of learners in clinical nursing education and to validate the guidelines described in a bigger study on how to facilitate reflective thinking using reflective journal writing.

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