Recovery-Oriented Reflective Practice Groups

Conceptual Framework and Group Structure

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Access full text here:10.1080/01612840.2019.1644568
Keyword: Medical and Health Sciences, Health Sciences, Nursing, Medicin och hälsovetenskap, Hälsovetenskaper, Omvårdnad, Nursing, Mental health nursing, Recovery, Recovery-oriented care, Mental health, Psychiatric care, Reflective practice, Supervision
Publication year: 2019
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The recovery-oriented reflective practice group (RORPG) is a staff-directed intervention aimed at achieving the recovery-focused transformation of mental health settings. This discussion paper aims to outline and reflect on the conceptual framework and group structure of recovery-oriented reflective practice groups. RORPGs build on conceptualizations of reflective practice, personal recovery, mental health nursing as a relational and reflective practice, and abductive reasoning. Dewey’s phases of reflection, together with an understanding of nursing practice as a dynamic process of care, provide a structure for group sessions in which abductive reasoning can be considered a core activity. This paper outlines a sound theoretical foundation and suggests that RORPGs might prove useful for providing a space for learning in practice, informed by both theoretical and practical knowledge.


Sebastian Gabrielsson

Luleå tekniska universitet; Omvårdnad
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Git-Marie Ejneborn-Looi

Luleå tekniska universitet; Omvårdnad
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