Self Reflection

self-diagram

Summary

Definition

  • Self-reflection is the process of examining the impact of personal values, beliefs, styles of communication, and experiences.
  • This process develops a deeper understanding of one’s culture, personal and cultural biases, experiences, and beliefs as these may influence future action and learning.
  • Self reflection is a process that can be used to maximize personal satisfaction and strengthen MCH commitment.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the value of self reflection in terms of personal beliefs, communication styles and life experiences
  • Describe the impact of past beliefs and experiences on leadership style
  • Identify different leadership styles
  • Identify sources of and provide self care
  • Effectively enhance program development through a self-reflective leadership style

Core Seminar

Websites

Self-Directed Learning Activities

  • Explore online about different personality styles (e.g., Myers-Briggs or some other method of categorizing personalities)
  • How would you describe/define your own style?
  • What types of people do you work most effectively with
  • What behaviors or attitudes “trigger” you?

Community Activity

  • As you plan your community activity, consider the aspects of this work that come most easily to you—what are these?
  • What aspects of developing your community activity are hardest for you?

Participation in Faculty Activities

  • Notice how you respond to different team members. Why do you think this is?
  • How do you think other team members might describe themselves? Would their self descriptions be similar to how you perceive them?
  • Do you think other team members perceive you the way you perceive yourself?

Leadership Journal & Portfolio

  • As you attend clinic or meetings, how do feel about patients? Patients’ situations? The healthcare team? How the healthcare team relates to patients?
  • What can you do to help manage these feelings?
  • When is it productive to act on your feelings, and when is it better to find other ways to manage them?

Clinical Preparation

  • As you attend clinic or meetings, how do feel about patients? Patients’ situations? The healthcare team? How the healthcare team relates to patients?
  • What can you do to help manage these feelings?
  • When is it productive to act on your feelings, and when is it better to find other ways to manage them?

Resources/Assignments