Reflection on a critical incident Critical incidents are an unplanned event that happens either positively or negatively to an individual
Reflection on a critical incident
Critical incidents are an unplanned event that happens either positively or negatively to an individual, their family or a nurse when health services are provided. Reflection is the process of critically assessing and thinking orderly the sense of events, situations and actions that occur in the past experience to expound and give meaning to future differently. It is very important in healthcare and the health professionals those who want to carry on learning throughout their lives. Reflection and critical incident analysis is a benefit for health professionals to build their knowledge and self-awareness through- out their careers. It helps to increase confidence and become a more proactive and qualified in practice. It also helps to improve the quality of care and close the gap between theory and practice. However, if done properly, it can greatly improve our skills and assist us to open new challenges and to find out new opportunities to continually develop our practice by evidence based literature. Consequently, it solve health care problems and refresh and update the knowledge and skills of health professionals and changing the framework of health care system. When we reflect on critical incident, we rethink and reassess what we did, what we did not and what else we can do better. As a result, we evolve our skills in decision making, critical thinking and problem solving.