Building Professional Confidence

  • Alison Morton-Cooper


According to McEvoy1 self-evaluation is the hallmark of the reflective practitioner. Certainly some reliable measure of the way you deliver nursing care is necessary and valuable, both for the client (or patient) and his environment, and ultimately for the sense of satisfaction you can enjoy yourself as a reflective practitioner of nursing.


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