Chapter 4. Weaving the Narrative

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

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch4

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

How to Cite

Johns, C. (2010) Weaving the Narrative, in Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice (ed C. Johns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch4

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:

  • weaving the narrative;
  • first four levels of dialogue - dynamic movements creating narrative pattern;
  • fifth dialogical movement - narrator crafting narrative as in a complex jigsaw;
  • reflexivity, experiences incorporated within narrative - transformative journey towards self-realisation;
  • reflexivity, challenging practitioner to find adequate ways - framing self-realisation as a whole pattern;
  • reflexivity, looking back, and seeing self emerge - as sequence of experiences;
  • framing perspectives, opening scope of insights - philosophical and role framing insights;
  • judicious use of conversation, face value authenticity and sense of drama;
  • using conversation as central to narrative construction - feelings, goals, needs and values of people creating it;
  • RAW, written as narrative - reflecting journeying as a complementary therapist with Gill

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Reflexivity

  • Pattern

  • Representation

  • References