Making Courageous Conversation in Healthcare (Part II)

Exploring the Impact of Values Based Reflective Practice® on Professional Practice

Authors

  • Suzanne Bunniss Independent researcher

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.40702

Keywords:

values, reflective practice, professional education, restorative workplace encounters, meaningful work

Abstract

This article is the second in a two-part series describing the evidence base for Values Based Reflective Practice (VBRP®), as it is used within the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland (Bunniss, 2020). Here, the author discusses the conceptual underpinnings of VBRP®, considering the literature concerned with “soul and role” in professional education, and asks whether health and social care professionals seeking to rediscover the vocational hopefulness behind their working day might find some encouragement through this new reflective practice model. Qualitative evidence is presented from ten semi-structured interviews with a range of healthcare professionals who are using VBRP® in practice.

Author Biography

Suzanne Bunniss, Independent researcher

Dr. Suzanne Bunniss is a Social Science Researcher and the Founder and Director of FireCloud, a charity based in Glasgow, UK, that builds faith, education, and imagination in community settings.

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Published

2021-03-01

How to Cite

Bunniss, S. (2021). Making Courageous Conversation in Healthcare (Part II): Exploring the Impact of Values Based Reflective Practice® on Professional Practice. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 9(2), 258–277. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.40702

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Research