Mirror Mirror On the Wall

From Reflective to Transformative Practice

Authors

  • Michael Paterson Joining the Dots

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i1.67

Keywords:

clinical practice, healthcare chaplaincy, reflection, storytellingq

Abstract

Eliciting stories is the bread and butter of healthcare chaplaincy but only the naïve would think that storytelling is value free or one directional. Chaplains themselves are bearers of stories which motivate and inspire, support and challenge. Creating spaces for the micro stories of clinical practice to be heard against the backdrop of wisdombearing macro stories lies at the heart of Values-based Reflective Practice. The author outlines some of the challenges and graces inherent within such reflection.

Author Biography

Michael Paterson, Joining the Dots

Michael Paterson leads on Values Based Reflective Practice within NHS Spiritual Care, Scotland.

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Published

2013-09-25

How to Cite

Paterson, M. (2013). Mirror Mirror On the Wall: From Reflective to Transformative Practice. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 1(1), 67-74. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v1i1.67

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