To reflect on an information governance issue, inspired by an observation made in practice or on reading around the topic. Maximum 2,000 words
Please also refer to the lecture of reflection and the accompanying PowerPoint slides.
You can only reflect on your own practice and this must be something related to health information governance (or a parallel issue with relevance to health information governance). It could be an incident from the past, made critical by something we discuss during the taught week or by something you read about governance.
As this is a form of ‘guided reflection’, it is recommended that you use the following headings and prompts for your paper based on Gibbs Reflective Cycle:
Model for academic reflective writing
- Describe the situation/event
· Why was it important?
· How does it relate to IG?
What were your thoughts and feelings/what were the good and bad points of the situation/event?
· Did it impact on others, and how?
· How did you feel at the time?
· What was your role?
- The key issue
On the basis of 1 and 2, what is the main IG related issue emerging?
· Having identified the IG issue, it becomes possible to find suitable literature
Making sense of the situation – a) What does the literature say about the issue and the situation? b) What are the legal and ethical perspectives. c) What alternatives were there?
What have you learned a) about the issue, b) about yourself and c) about the best alternative way to manage the situation/event?
- Action Plan
What would you do if the situation arose again ? What do you need to do to further develop yourself/your skills/your knowledge/ your practice?