How do I write a reflective statement about working across boundaries?
Working across boundaries is identified as a key skill needed for effectiveness in the research delivery workforce and is always a focus for development of awareness and skills in negotiating permissions and extending the reach of your practice.
Start with thinking about how you engage with others. In your writing, you will be including a summary shaped around your experiences of engagement with others. This will be set in the context of organizational and professional ways of working that would apply when involving new clinical teams in research, either based in your own organization or in a different organization, or when you have been engaging a particular study participant group.
Consider what has been challenging for you in establishing ways of working together with others and then extend this to reflecting on how your practice has changed and developed to become stronger in this area.
When you come to write about what has been significant learning for the development of your practice, remember to make reference to one or more of the Standards of Proficiency 7 to 14, that most closely relates, and make reference to your learning of new skills, any new understanding gained (e.g. on the scope of practice of various professionals or the diverse needs of study participants) as well as or any specific responsibilities you came to undertake (e.g. in relation to study delivery for a new area of research or perhaps advising on requirements for GCP training, handling of information, confidentiality and security).