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dc.contributor.authorJaastad, Turid Anita
dc.contributor.authorUeland, Venke Irene
dc.contributor.authorKoskinen, Camilla Ann-Louise
dc.identifier.citationJaastad, T. A., Ueland, V., & Koskinen, C. (2022). The meaning of reflection for understanding caring and becoming a caring nurse. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Reflection is essential for students to learn and understand caring, their formation as human and caring beings, and their ability to meet patients in a caring way. Consequently, to facilitate nurse students’ development into professionals, learning support is needed where the focus is on understanding caring and becoming caring nurses. Aim and research questions The exploratory study aim is to gain knowledge of the meaning of reflection in first-term nursing education, and how reflection grounded in caring theory can deepen the students’ understanding of caring and their professional formation of becoming a caring nurse. Method Data consisted of individual written reflections and were collected from 64 nursing students from Norway, who had completed their instruction in caring theories and participated in four reflection groups where they reflected on caring and becoming a caring nurse. A thematic analysis was used. Findings The results are based on the three main themes, Reflection provides an understanding of caring by developing a language for caring; Reflection provides an understanding of seeing the person behind the illness; and Reflection contributes to increased self-understanding and awareness of oneself as a caring nurse. Conclusions Instruction in caring theories and participation in reflection groups, with reflection grounded in caring theory, has a key function in facilitating students’ development of a language for caring in nursing and appropriation of caring theory. The appropriation of caring theory provides a foundation for the nurse students to see themselves within a broader perspective and is important for mutual support in the professional formation of becoming a caring nurse. The expected outcome of such integration is a nursing curriculum that progressively supports the development of nursing students professionally and personally in the formation of becoming a caring nurses.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectCaring Scienceen_US
dc.subjectCaring Scienceen_US
dc.subjectCaring Scienceen_US
dc.titleThe meaning of reflection for understanding caring and becoming a caring nurseen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe meaning of reflection for understanding caring and becoming a caring nurseen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holderThe authoren_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700en_US
dc.source.journalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.projectUniversitetet i Stavanger: Universitetet i Stavanger IN -10519en_US

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