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Table 1 Search strategy for databases based on PICo

From: Health professionals and students’ experiences of reflective writing in learning: A qualitative meta-synthesis

  MedLine EMBASE CINAHL PsycINFO Scopus
P Health Personnel”[Mesh] OR psychologist* psychologist* OR health professional* (MH“Health Personnel”) OR psychologist* exp Health Personnel/ (psychologist* or health professional*) (psychologist* OR health AND professional*)
I Autobiography as Topic”[Mesh] OR “Writing”[Mesh] OR writing* OR autobiographical* autobiograph*: ab,ti OR writing: ab,ti (MH“Writing”) OR (MH“Autobiographies”) OR (autobiographic* OR writing) exp Autobiography/exp. Creative Writing/ (writing OR autobiography OR autobiographic*)
Co Learning”[Mesh] OR “Education”[Mesh] OR “Thinking”[Mesh] ‘education’/exp./mj OR ‘thinking’/exp./mj (MH“Thinking”) (MH“Learning”) OR (MH“Education”) (MH“Thinking”) (MH“Learning”) OR (MH“Education”) (training OR awareness OR critical AND thinking OR learning OR education)
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