Chapter 15. Coherence and Ethics

  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing
  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch15

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

How to Cite

Johns, C. (2010) Coherence and Ethics, in Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice (ed C. Johns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. Reflective Practice Forum, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185684

Online ISBN: 9781444324969

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Keywords:

  • coherence and ethics;
  • coherence, appropriate word than ‘validity’ - moving away from meanings associated with ‘validity’ in terms of empiricist paradigm;
  • coherence, vital - creating security that narrative can be trusted;
  • authenticity, marker of coherence for self-inquiry - point of constructing narrative of lying or deliberate;
  • reflexivity of transformation through self–inquiry - social science setting out to understand what is and possibilities of a future;
  • self-inquiry, reveals knowing that is particular - subjective and contextual;
  • coherence through six dialogical movements;
  • coherence, enhanced through co-creating meaning - negotiated through ‘free and open dialogue’;
  • activity of reflexivity, challenging dominant norms and beliefs;
  • guided reflection approach to self-inquiry - no formal contract with people mentioned in reflections

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Coherence through the six dialogical movements

  • Ethics

  • References