Embodied reflection in practice-Touching the core of caring
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 16, no 3, 241-247 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A study was performed with the aim of clarifying the integration of the caring act of touch with reflection on caring theory. Seven participant nurses in elderly care volunteered as coresearchers and performed a caring act called Rhythmical Embrocation, together with reflective dialogues on caring theory. The project lasted for 6 months and at the end qualitative interviews with participants were used to evaluate the study. The findings showed an opening of awareness, embodied moments of presence and an extended ability to act creatively in caring. In this study, the movement between theory and practice was the integration of the caring act with reflection on basic caring concepts. Implications for praxis development are that implementation and reflection by teams over certain caring acts might open the door to an expanded view of ones own caring ability that in the long run will benefit the patient.
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2010. Vol. 16, no 3, 241-247 p.
caring, embodied enquiry, reflection, phenomenological hermeneutics
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-57170DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01836.xISI: 000278110000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-57170DiVA: diva2:323545
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Albertine Ranheim, Anita Kärner, Maria Arman, Arne Wilhelm Rehnsfeldt and Carina Berterö, Embodied reflection in practice-Touching the core of caring, 2010, International Journal of Nursing Practice, (16), 3, 241-247.
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