Gibbs reflective cycle


  1. Description
  • How you will/have used the concepts, theory, and Hartford Institute’s Competencies for Older Adults to promote health and well- being in caring for the older adult?
  1. Thoughts and Feelings
  • Describe how the event(s/class) made you feel.
  • What were you thinking? What thinking skills or Habits of the Mind were you using?
  • What do you think about the outcome now?
  1. Evaluation
  • Make a judgment about what has happened so far. What standards may apply? Do you view an older adult the same now?
  1. Analysis
  • What theories were used in this situation?
    • Or were not used
    • Or should be used?
  • What went well?
  1. Conclusion
  • What are your insights, new perspectives?
  • What questions do you have for faculty and peers?
  1. Action Plan
  • What would you do differ?
  • What is the next step?

Should be about ½ to 3 pages and apa format
Emerson, R. J. (2007). Nursing education in the clinical setting. Philadelphia: Mosby.