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Practitioner-based Research by Dawn Freshwater
Book DescriptionPractitioner-Based Research is concerned, in particular, with the research which is undertaken by healthcare practitioners and the evidence which they generate as a result of investigating their practice. In so doing it recognizes that, as well as working in academic life, practitioner researchers are often working as practitioners outside the Academy. It argues that the work of practitioner researchers has a significant contribution to make to healthcare research and so needs to be disseminated further in order to create balanced research communities within the healthcare professions.This book will help academic researchers to broaden the limited ontological and epistemological perspectives of their research. It will also encourage healthcare practitioners who have not been trained academically to develop their research skills and to realize that they are actually researching in their practice on a day-to-day basis. Finally, it will provide a degree of transparency about therapeutic processes to help clients and patients to see aspects of professional practice and development which are usually hidden from them. The contributors cover a wide range of themes, such as the limitations of academic life and conventional medical models; ethics; the importance of imaginative writing and the use of story; metaphor and myth; the importance of personal transformation in the professional development of healthcare workers; and the relevance of belief and spirituality to healthcare research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855755383
(230mm x 147mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dawn Freshwater
Critical Reflection In Practice, Paperback (November 2010)
Critical reflection is an essential skill for all health practitioners, and the new edition of this market leading title (previously called 'Critical Reflection for Nursing') provides the knowledge that underpins its development. This thoroughly revised text has been expanded to address international dimensions and interprofessionalism.
International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing, Paperback (May 2008)
Reflective practice has been widely adopted as a successful method for developing nursing across many specialties. The International Textbook of Reflective Practice in Nursing provides a definitive synthesis of the current international literature and activity surrounding reflective practice within nursing.
Narrative Research in Nursing, Paperback (February 2007)
Narrative research is an increasingly popular way of carrying out qualitative research by analysing the stories or experience. The findings of this type of qualitative research can be used to improve nursing education, nursing practice and patient care and to explore the experience of illness and the interaction between professionals.
Mental Health and Illness, Paperback (December 2005)» View all books by Dawn Freshwater
This book is unique in that it specifically addresses the concerns that counsellors and psychotherapists may have about the mental health of their clients. It is published at a time of significant change in the management and treatment of mental illness both within the UK and internationally.
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Author Biography - Dawn Freshwater
John Lees is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Leeds, counselling and psychotherapy practitioner in private practice in London and Sussex, and founder editor of a Routledge journal, Psychodynamic Counselling (now Psychodynamic Practice). He has co-edited four books and published numerous book chapters and professional articles. He designed an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling, was Programme leader of that course for twelve years and co-designed three other therapy-orientated postgraduate courses, at the University of Greenwich. He has spoken at conferences in the United States, Japan, and Australia, has been visiting scholar at colleges or universities in Japan, Australia and India and has designed a course on anthroposophic psychotherapy in Japan.
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