Examples Of Gibbs Model Of Reflection

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Register to read the introduction… Arguably it is focused on reflection on action, but with practice it could be used to focus on reflection in and before action.


Description of the experience

Phenomenon – describe the here and now experience

Casual – what essential factors contributed to this experience?

Context - what are the significant background factors to this experience?

Clarifying – what are the key processes for reflection in this experience?


What was I trying to achieve?

Why did I intervene as I did?

What were the consequences of my actions for: Myself, The patient / family, The people I work with?

How did I feel about this experience when it was happening?

How did the patient feel about it?

How do I know how the patient felt about it?

Influencing factors

What internal factors influenced my decision – making? What external factors influenced my decision – making? What sources of knowledge did / should have influenced my decision – making?

Evaluation: Could I have dealt with the situation better?

What other choices did I have?

What would be the consequences of these choices?


How do I now feel about this

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