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A missing ethical competency? A review of critical reflection in health promotion

Overview of attention for article published in Health Promotion Journal of Australia, December 2015
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Title
A missing ethical competency? A review of critical reflection in health promotion
Published in
Health Promotion Journal of Australia, December 2015
DOI 10.1071/he15047
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Authors

Tretheway, Rebecca, Taylor, Jane, O'Hara, Lily, Percival, Nikki, Rebecca Tretheway, Jane Taylor, Lily O'Hara, Nikki Percival

Abstract

Issue addressed: There is increasing emphasis in the health promotion literature on the ethical imperative for the profession to move towards critical practice. A key challenge for health promotion is that critical practice appears both under-developed and under-practiced. This is evident in the omission of critical reflection from Australian and international competencies for health promotion practitioners.Methods: A narrative literature review was undertaken to explore the current use of critical reflection in health promotion. Critical reflection models relevant to health promotion were identified and critiqued.Results: There was a dearth of literature on critical reflection within health promotion, despite recognition of its potential to support critical practice. The discipline of critical social work provided literature on the use, effect and outcome of critical reflection in practice. The interdisciplinary critical reflection model was identified as the model most applicable to health promotion. Underpinned by critical theory, this model emphasises both critical and ethical practice.Conclusions: Critical reflection is a core competency for health promotion practitioners to address the ethical imperative to move towards critical practice. There is a need to explore the application of a critical reflection model in health promotion to determine how it may support critical and ethical practice.So what?: If health promotion is to meet its ethical responsibilities, then critical reflection needs to be articulated as a core health promotion competency and a model for its application in health promotion developed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 18%
Unspecified 2 9%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Researcher 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 4 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 18%
Unspecified 3 14%
Social Sciences 2 9%
Sports and Recreations 1 5%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 4 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 December 2015.
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