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Reflective writing: Rolfe

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“A framework ... can help you draw out the learning points from an experience by using a systematic approach”

Williams et al., Reflective Writing

Rolfe et al

Rolfe et al's (2001) framework focuses on three questions:

  • What?
  • So what?
  • Now what?

By responding to each of these questions you are able to outline an experience, relate the experience to wider knowledge and identify implications for your practice. This is a popular framework for nurses.

What? So what? Now what?

Summary

Rolfe et al: This model focuses on three questions: What? So what? Now what? and works very well for reflecting on a specific event.