The Exploratory Use of a “Ten Minute Reflective Practice” Protocol by Healthcare Chaplaincy Visitors
Keywords:reflective practice, chaplaincy visitor, Chaplain, practice development, work satisfaction, work enjoyment
Part-time lay chaplaincy visitors have very little time for reflective practice, yet surely this is exactly the kind of work -- specialists working in demanding situations almost completely in isolation from colleagues -- for which reflective practice was intended. This exploratory study devised a ten minute protocol from scratch which was used by a small number of chaplaincy visitors. To the author's great surprise it appeared to capture the essence of reflective practice well and was enjoyed by chaplaincy visitors who wanted to continue using it. Readers are invited to use the protocol and broaden the evidence base.
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