Beyond you and I: role play and reflection-in-action in communication training

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Fryer, N. and Boot, M. 2017. Beyond you and I: role play and reflection-in-action in communication training. Reflective Practice. 18 (1), pp. 112-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2016.1251413
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TitleBeyond you and I: role play and reflection-in-action in communication training
AuthorsFryer, N. and Boot, M.
Abstract

This article will explore the development of communication training within nurse training. Beginning by outlining current thinking around this practice, it then discusses Schön’s notion of reflective practice and its frequently cited relevance to nursing before pointing out some of its limitations. In particular, it looks at the limitations of the individual being able to critically reflect on their self within a broader social context. Drawing on the theories of Habermas and Bourdieu, it suggests that encouraging a greater awareness of one’s own social context, and hence of one’s own subject position, would develop a deeper awareness of other potential perspectives and a better ability to listen to patients. Finally, it argues for the use of role play in assisting nurses to gain such awareness, particularly in difficult clinical situations such as end-of-life care.

KeywordsReflective practice; nursing communications training; improvisation; role play; Schon; Habermas
Sustainable Development Goals4 Quality education
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalReflective Practice
ISSN1462-3943
Electronic1470-1103
Publication dates
Online17 Nov 2016
Print02 Jan 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Dec 2022
Submitted24 May 2016
Accepted19 Sep 2016
Output statusPublished
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Reflective Practice on 17 Nov 2016, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14623943.2016.1251413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2016.1251413
Web of Science identifierWOS:000393827100009
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