Writing in the health professions spans a diverse range of approaches. You may be asked to write reflection papers, interview summaries, lab reports, research papers, and promotional literature for public consumption. Thinking about the expectations and the intended audience for each type of writing is key to success.
Reflective thinking and reflective writing, which are important parts of nursing practice, require complex analytical and self-critical processes. The ORID reflection model (Objective, Reflective, Interpretive, Decisional) is a commonly used guide for reflective thinking. Learn more about it at the following links: