The free Keener app -- available now for iOS and Android -- features a tool called the Shift Reflection. The Shift Reflection provides nurses with a convenient, engaging, and systematic way of reflecting regularly on their work.
The purpose of self-reflection is to enhance personal and professional well-being, resilience, and growth as it relates to a nurse’s career and practice -- and the Shift Reflection tool was created to help nurses achieve that outcome.
Dr. Teri Pipe (Ph.D, R.N) served as an advisor for the Keener team in developing the Shift Reflection tool. Her expertise in mindfulness, resilience, and compassion in nursing played a major role in developing a unique experience of reflection specific for nurses. The goal was not to create an employee satisfaction survey, but a consistent tool for internal reflection that would help nurses objectively evaluate their well-being, rather than focusing on environmental issues outside their control.
In this development process, Dr. Pipe authored a white paper, titled "Self-Reflection, Burnout Prevention, and Well-Being in Nurses: About the Keener Shift Reflection" that delves into the problem that prompted the development of the Shift Reflection, and details about why the Shift Reflection works the way it does in order to provide a solution.
Teri Pipe (Ph.D, R.N.) is Arizona State University’s Chief Well-Being Officer and served as the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU from 2011-2018. She also is the founding director of ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience.