Re-searching for therapy: the ethics of using what we are skilled in
Mcandrew, S and Warne, T 2010, 'Re-searching for therapy: the ethics of using what we are skilled in' , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 (6) , pp. 503-509.
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Narrative inquiry as a qualitative research method appears to be growing in popularity amongst mental health nurses. This paper argues that there are a number of parallels between narrative inquiry and psychotherapy, and mental health nurses familiar with the practice of therapeutic engagement need to be mindful of these when using this approach to research. The symbiotic relationship between those engaged in narrative inquiry and those engaged in psychotherapeutic practice is explored in order to provide greater understanding of some of the ethical issues involved and how new researchers, supervisors and practitioners might better respond to the complexities inherent in using narrative inquiry which may itself be therapeutic. Our focus for this paper is the tensions experienced by the mental health nurse whilst working as a researcher when the research encounter provides a trigger that would normally elicit a therapeutic response for both participant and nurse. Using a selection of psychoanalytic theories and principles this paper explores the relationship between the processes of psychotherapy and narrative inquiry. This discussion paper is based on the authors’ own research experiences of using narrative inquiry to explore a number of sensitive issues and many years of supervisory relationships with students and practitioners alike.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Clinical supervision, ethics, narratives, therapeutic relationships, qualitative methodology|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing|
Health and Wellbeing
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work > Centre for Nursing & Midwifery Research|
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing|
|Depositing User:||Institutional Repository|
|Date Deposited:||13 May 2011 12:54|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 11:40|
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