Christopher Johns

Creative Dialogue Series: Reflective Practice and Professional Artistry: Dialogue and Insights Through the Use of Narrative

A Special American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Pre-Conference Event

September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bentson Healthy Communities Innovation Center
4-130 Weaver-Densford Hall
University of Minnesota School of Nursing
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Reflective Practice and Professional Artistry: Dialogue and Insights Through the Use of Narrative

As a result of attending this narrative performance participants will be able to:

  1. Gain insight into narrative construction through reflective practice.
  2. Describe how reflection contributes to professional artistry through the use of narrative.
  3. Understand how narrative is a robust research tool for developing both professional knowledge and artistry.

Special Guest Faculty

Christopher Johns PhD, RN is currently a visiting professor at University of Bedfordshire where he directs his self-styled school of reflective practice, narrative and performance and supervises doctoral students using reflexive narrative. His new book- ‘Becoming a mindful leader: freedom to lead’ will be published by Palgrave Macmillan later this year. This book is grounded in a meta-analysis of over 80 reflexive narrative masters in health care leadership dissertations he supervised over a twelve year period (2002-2014). He is currently working on a 5th edition of “Becoming a Reflective Practitioner’ for Wiley-Blackwell. Dr. Johns lives in Cornwall, England with Otter, his wife and Jerry their Labrador retriever.