Video is a great personal clinical reflection tool – especially if you are a clinician who does not get to share and reflect with other clinicians as often as you would like to. Here are some of the benefits I’ve for using video as a tool for clinical reflection
1. Learning by explaining
When I am making a video, I explain myself as if I was talking to a trusted colleague. It forces me to explain myself clearly, and helps me to clarify my thoughts.
2. Short and simple
I don’t have a lot of free time (who does!) so I keep my videos short and sweet. I aim for 3 minutes or less, so I can easily fit in the time to review the video at a later date
3. Share it with others
I read a lot of blogs, and I learn a lot form what other clinicians are doing. I like to put videos on YouTube, so that other clinicians can benefit from what I have learnt. Its a great way to support other clinicians.
Tip – don’t put anything that might be confidential on the internet!
Have you used video for clinical reflection? What do you think the benefits are?