Reflection-based learning for professional ethical formation

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Abstract

One way practitioners learn ethics is by reflecting on experience. They may reflect in the moment (reflection-in-action) or afterwards (reflection-on-action). We illustrate how a teaching clinician may transform relationships with patients and teach person-centered care through reflective learning. We discuss reflective learning pedagogies and present two case examples of our preferred method, guided group reflection using narratives. This method fosters moral development alongside professional identity formation in students and advanced learners. Our method for reflective learning addresses and enables processing of the most pressing ethical issues that learners encounter in practice.

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Branch, W. T., & George, M. (2017, May 1). Reflection-based learning for professional ethical formation. AMA Journal of Ethics. American Medical Association. https://doi.org/10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.4.medu1-1704

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