Chapter 2. Constructing the Reflexive Narrative

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

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch2

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

How to Cite

Johns, C. (2010) Constructing the Reflexive Narrative, in Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice (ed C. Johns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch2

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:

  • constructing reflexive narrative - concept of dialogical movement in reflexive narrative construction;
  • construct narrative - six dialogical movements within hermeneutic spiral of being and becoming;
  • narrative, known through doing it - reflecting on doing of it;
  • dialogue, core of self-inquiry narrative;
  • writing, making sense at a deeper, embodied level of knowing - than the conscious mind;
  • writing, opening the doors of perception;
  • Ruth Morgan's journaling, writing reflectively about meaningful events;
  • recording of experiences and snaring of moments - basis of research into self, determining systematic and rational change;
  • model for structured reflection (15A edition);
  • ‘framing perspectives,’ guiding practitioner - sensing scope of potential insights

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dialogue

  • The first dialogical movement

  • The second dialogical movement: from description to reflection

  • Arts

  • References