Mirror Mirror On the Wall
From Reflective to Transformative Practice
Keywords:clinical practice, healthcare chaplaincy, reflection, storytellingq
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.
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