By nature, MRTs and ENPs are professionals who “do and get the job done.” What we don’t do is go more than a day without learning.
A hurdle that the technologist faces in self-reflection is to recognize that learning has taken place; we don’t give ourselves enough credit for the learning aspect of our jobs. With changes in technology and the changing nature of our responsibilities, we must constantly adjust and adapt. In short, we learn.
Once we have recognized that we have undergone learning, we have to figure out what to do with the newly acquired knowledge. The transition from learning to the endpoint is what the self-reflection is based upon; that is, how has the learning affected how you will act in the future?
When writing your self-reflection, use a personal perspective and explain how the learning has impacted your own practice. Give examples of how what you’ve learned has affected your practice. Use key phrases such as “I have used this information to…”, “I am now able to implement best practice because…” or “This helped me recognize…”.
Your reflection does not have to be long or verbose, and it is not an exercise in creative writing. It should, however, make clear to the reader how what you learned affected your work. Remember that the Competence Committee, which is made up of your peers and monitors CCP compliance, is made up of members from all five specialties that the College regulates. For instance, if you are a radiological technologist, there may be an ENP or radiation therapist reading your reflection. Clarity is very necessary.
Here are some examples to help you in your reflection:
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