Reflective Practice in Health and Social Care

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Ethnic Health

This one day conference will examine and advocate the importance of critical thinking and reflective practice in health and social care. The conference will focus on how reflective practice can enhance individual / team learning , the service user experience and service delivery. Many staff working within Social Services and the NHS at present, are feeling compromised as a result of recent budgetary cuts having been made to services. There is a real risk that time previously allocated for staff to undertake reflective practice may be reduced in future.

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This one day conference will bring together clinicians who have experience in providing social and health care interventions across various specialities in mental health. The aim of the day is to explore how we can protect reflective practice and ensure that it remains a priority for all staff, service providers and commissioners. Learning points and good practice will be shared. The challenges experienced and possible limitations will also discussed.

Key questions including the following will be considered:

· Why don’t all clinical staff practice reflectively?
· What are the questions we should be asking about reflective practice?
· How does reflective practice benefit service users? What does the evidence base say?
· How does reflective practice benefit service providers?
· How does it benefit us individually and as a team?

Programme of the day

9.00 – 9.30 Registration, Tea & Coffee
9.30 – 10.40 Introduction & ChairTheorising Practice
Neil Thompson
10.40 – 11.30 Reflective Practice and Cultural Competence: Thinking and feeling beneath the surface and around the edges 
Gillian Ruch
11.30 – 11.45 Tea & Coffee
11.50 – 12.40 Enhancing emotional resilience in social work students: The role of reflective practice
Louise Grant & Gail Kinman
12.40 – 1.00 Morning session Q&A
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.50 On not practising reflectively
Malcolm Payne
2.50 – 3.40 Developing a workforce; Developing our services; Making the most of reflecting in practice
Melanie Jasper
3.40 – 4.00 Tea & Coffee
4.00 – 4.30 Afternoon Q&A
4.30 – 4.45 Plenary, Closure & Evaluation sheets


Who Should attend?This conference will be relevant to all interested in this field as well as all professionals, including those from Local Authorities and NHS trusts across the UK, Psychiatrists, GPs, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Early Intervention Teams, CPN’s, OT’s, Social Workers, Chaplains, Community Faith Leaders & Healers, Equality Leads, CommunityDevelopment Workers, Service User Representatives, Charities, Third Sector, Educational Establishments, Academics and Policy makers. Where?City Edge
125-127 Mare Street
London E8 3RH

2 thoughts on “Reflective Practice in Health and Social Care

  • 2nd November 2011 at 11:22 pm

    A valuable initiative in health and social care. Thanks

  • 5th December 2011 at 10:49 am

    Great post!This is very helpful for anyone who care about their health and socialization. Hope for the success of all the service providers.



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