Critical Reflective Practice

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Our own personal life experiences can create a lens in which we see the world through. Different life experiences can create a number of different world views, values and beliefs for practitioners. Thus, critical reflective practice amongst practitioners and stakeholders can raise awareness around these different perspectives and assumption held within practitioner’s roles in multiple discourses. Observation and identifying our own needs and feelings within these constrains, such as funding agreements limiting practice. Workers are able to build awareness to overcoming systemic barriers, by working in solidarity, resulting in less blame for worker burn out, blaming one another or service user, for poor outcomes. A physiological and psychological …show more content…
As practitioners we can co- contruct change through shared ‘out loud’ critical reflective practice. It is through critical postmodern thinking that allows us to seek new ways to identify unhelpful discourses. Through deconstruction it is possible to identify as practitioners when we have been creating further social injustices through not challenging modernist positivism in practice. Our social positioning shapes our language, shaping our research which shapes our writing. “Critical reflection through narrative dialogue, provides a personal inquiry within a social, cultural and structural context, challenging positivism” (Fook & Askeland, 2007, p. …show more content…
This is a great contexts to start reflecting and transforming practice. In this space solidarity is created through co-constructing compassionate language in raising awareness of needs. All participants become authors in the research and study, as practitioners voices are heard, acknowledged and valued. Critical reflection the technique used as a research method through a thinking out loud process that is safe and compassionate and free from judgment. Complexities of the workplace that can occur through organizational, management, policies and procedures, critical reflection can facilitate shared dialogue that deconstructs and reconstructs, professional to personal, practical aspects of practice. (Beddoe & Egan, 2009; Maidment & Beddoe, 2012). Thus supervisor, is open to share the pressures related to professional relationship and personal issues, impacted on the work environment, as well as top down organisational pressures. For this professional supervisory relationship to work, all key players need to be involved, creating a positive connection to performance, promoting strengths and resilience (Hawkins & Shohet, 2012; Hanna & Potter, 2012; Frey et al., 2012; Wonnacott, 2012; Mor Barak, Travis, Pyun, & Xie, 2009). Thus, preventing burnout through support, safety, self-care, ongoing learning and creating worker satisfaction through meeting both client and

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