Unit 302 Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings

Reflective practice is the process of reflecting on something you have done or a task you have undertaken, looking at it from different perspectives and seeing if you could make any positive changes.
As part of our job role it is important to carry out reflective practice especially because we work with service users with learning disabilities and our effectiveness will have an impact on them and their lives. Reflective practice means thinking about and evaluating what you do and discussing any changes which could be made. This means focusing on how we interact with colleagues, service users and the environment. It means thinking about how we could have done something differently, what we did well, what we could have done better. How we can improve what you have done. It also means reflecting our own values, beliefs and experiences which shape our thoughts and ideas. This will allow us to obtain a clearer picture of your own behaviour and a better understanding of our strengths and weaknesses- so that we can learn from our own mistakes and take appropriate future actions.
Standards may include code of practice, regulations, essential standards and national occupational standards. Standards inform reflective practice by informing own learning, by helping us to think about professional accountability, by enabling professional development and by providing a way of identifying what is required for good practice
Your own view may cause conflict with others or help you understand others views and help improve communication. Also own views may make you favour others with your views or you may not respect views of others which will end in you not having good communication skills with certain individuals.
When people have been given constructive feedback some people take it in a good way and listen to the feedback to try and improve on their work but some people get defensive and take it as a dig at their work and choose not to follow the...