Reflective practice among nursing students in clinical teaching

Tiago André dos Santos Martins Peixoto, Nuno Miguel dos Santos Martins Peixoto

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Background: Reflection is increasingly recognized in nursing practice due to its contribution to the learning process and expansion of the body of nursing knowledge. Objectives: To explore the current state-of-the-art of scientific knowledge related to reflective practice among nursing students in clinical teaching. Methodology: A literature review was conducted based on the Institute Joanna Briggs for Scoping Reviews models. The review included 24 articles, out of the total 206 articles found. Results: Reflective practice was considered to be an essential condition for students’ professional and intellectual development. Eleven strategies to promote reflection were found. Conclusion: Findings show that reflective practice is an essential skill in clinical settings and that both students and teachers share the responsibility of further expanding the body of nursing knowledge.

Translated title of the contributionPrática reflexiva em estudantes de enfermagem em ensino clínico
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-131
Number of pages12
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2016


  • Education, nursing
  • Nursing
  • Nursing students
  • Clinical clerkship


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