Chapter 6. Awakenings

  1. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing
  1. Aileen Joiner Senior Team Manager1 and
  2. Christopher Johns Professor of Nursing2

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch6

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice

How to Cite

Joiner, A. and Johns, C. (2010) Awakenings, in Guided Reflection: A narrative approach to advancing professional practice (ed C. Johns), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324969.ch6

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Learning Disability Service, Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust, UK

  2. 2

    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:

  • awakenings;
  • Aileen Joiner, psychiatric nurse - narrative unfolding ‘reality shock’ of reflection, resolving forces diminishing her;
  • English National Board for Nursing, Health Visiting and Midwifery (ENB);
  • people living in a crisis - rippling below surface of conscious thought;
  • guided reflection, allowing time and space to - ‘spring clean’ emotions deep within emotional depths;
  • emotional work evaluation - what we say depending on who we are talking to, what shared knowledge maybe assumed;
  • Menzies-Lyth's work, on ritualistic practices by nurses - protecting them from anxieties;
  • Watson and reflective caring practice - helping us to stop and think and pause in midst of action;
  • Aileen's narrative, idea that reflection - expression of her voice as cathartic expression;
  • Aileen's ‘one positive aspect of listening to others reflecting - to realise stresses shared by others’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • My first assignment

  • My second assignment

  • My third assignment

  • From old end chapter: Aileen's narrative

  • References