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Reflexive

This is a term commonly used in conjunction with being reflective. Reflexivity is about being able to recognise the influence of oneself on a situation. This influence may involve the influence of age, illness, physical, racial characteristics; other material considerations such as economic class; psychological elements such as emotional and cognitive aspects; social aspects (for example gender, ethnicity); historical and cultural contexts; and structural factors (for example social class). Being reflexive involves being able to locate and understand yourself from those above perspectives, which then enables you to be aware of whatever thinking, biases or blind spots might be influencing the way you interpret people and situations, and therefore the way you practice (DHSC, 2018).