Continuous professional development has become an essential part of contemporary nursing practice. Continuous professional development implies that accident and emergency (A&E) practitioners can never stop learning. A&E practitioners therefore must be prepared to seek new challenges and reflect honestly upon their performance and experiences and adjust their practice in order to obtain and maintain quality service delivery. Network sampling was done and a focus group was used to collect data. This study sought to identify components for a structured reflective tool to enhance continuous professional development of A&E practitioners. Reflection was seen as an important learning strategy and components for a structured reflective tool to enhance continuous professional development of A&E practitioners were identified. In addition essential elements that should be in place prior to the implementation of reflection into clinical practice were identified. Copyright
Dissertation (MCur)--University of Pretoria, 2009.