Praksisrefleksion I hjemmesygepleje – et koncept for kompetenceudvikling

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As a consequence of the municipality reform and the consequent move of services from hospital to primary healthcare, a Danish municipal wished to strengthen the professional competences, fellow-feeling, and collegiate spirit of their community nurses, taking their starting point in their newly developed ‘profile for community nurses’. This article presents a concept for reflection on practice which consists of a competence-developmental project. The project originates from Wacherhausen’s theory of reflection on practice, in ‘Appreciative Inquiry’, comprising appreciatory communication, and in the method ‘The narrative team-reflection’. The concept is about the community nurses in practicing and analyzing appreciatory communication here and now and in giving and receiving constructive mono- and inter-professional feedback. In conclusion, the developed concept for reflection on practice generates fellow-feeling, strengthens the community nurses’ professional competences and promotes collegiate spirit and engagement. The concept can easily be applied to other professionals and/or to other themes for practice development.


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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy


  • Practice development, reflection on practice, professional competences, community nursing, appreciatory communication.
Translated title of the contributionReflection on practice within community nursing – a concept for development of competences
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)39-49
JournalKlinisk Sygepleje
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch