Practice Knowledge & Expertise Health Prof - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750646888

Practice Knowledge & Expertise Health Prof

1st Edition

Authors: Joy Higgs Angie Titchen
Paperback ISBN: 9780750646888
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th March 2001
Page Count: 252


Informative, analytical and stimulating, this book examines the relationship between professional knowledge and clinical practice.

Table of Contents

Section One - Knowledge and Practice: Professional practice and knowledge; The knower, the knowing and the known: Threads in the woven tapestries of knowledge; Social and cultural perspectives on professional knowledge and expertise; Integrating knowledge and practice in medicine; The nature of professional craft knowledge; Professionalization and professional craft knowledge; Explicating, creating and validating professional craft knowledge; Section Two - Professional Craft Knowledge and Expertise: Professional expertise; Skilled companionship in professional practice; Critical companionship: A conceptual framework for developing expertise; Personal frames of reference in professional practice; Patient-centred practice: An emerging focus for nursing expertise; Acting and the limits of professional craft knowledge; Professional practice: Artistry and connoisseurship; Section Three - Practice Knowledge in Action: Reflection as a tool for exploring professional practice knowledge and expertise; Facilitating the acquisition of craft knowledge through supported reflection; Using reflective group supervision to enhance practice knowledge; Professional craft knowledge and ethical decision making; Transferring professional craft knowledge across cultural contexts; Learning together: Fostering professional craft knowledge development in clinical placements; Facilitating the development of professional craft knowledge; Professional craft knowledge and curricula: what are really teaching?; Using practical knowledge of the creative arts to foster learning; Research knowledge: mastery and mystery; Research and professional craft knowledge; Professional craft knowledge and power relationships; Section Four – Reflections: A dynamic framework for the enhancement of health professional practice in an uncertain world: the practice-knowledge interface


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About the Author

Joy Higgs

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-Director, Strategic Development, The Education for Practice Institute, Division of Student Learning; Strategic Research Professor in Professional Practice, The Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning & Education (RIPPLE) at Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia

Angie Titchen

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research and Development Fellow, Royal College of Nursing Institute, Oxford, UK; Honorary Research Associate, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia