FAST is a process for structuring critical reflection.

Critical reflection occurs when people think, talk, read, and write about issues important to them.

Jeff Belkora developed FAST in the context of helping people think, talk, read and write about medical decisions.

FAST stands for

  1. Formulate issues
  2. Analyze issues
  3. Synthesize insights
  4. Translate insights into action, or reformulations of issues