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Nosey parkers? professional curiosity in nursing and social work

Nosey parkers? professional curiosity in nursing and social work

Mantell, Andrew and Jennings, Marian (2016) Nosey parkers? professional curiosity in nursing and social work. In: International Network of Psychiatric Nursing Research, 15 - 16 Sep 2016, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background
A lack of professional curiosity has been repeatedly cited in enquires into the abuse of children and adults.

This research aimed to identify the significance of professional curiosity to contemporary nursing and social work practice.
Aims:
Identify the knowledge base that has been produced by nursing and social work.
Identify themes with significance for trans-disciplinary practice.
Objective:
To highlight the contribution that professional curiosity may make to practice in both professions.
Methodology
A Scoping study, using Arksey and O’Malley’s (2005) model was developed to explore the literature form the two professions.
Findings
Little had been published in either discipline on professional curiosity and the term had not been defined.
Discussion
A distinction can be made between curiosity by professionals, concerned with Knowledge acquisition, reflective practice and purposeful information gathering and professional curiosity as a strengths based method of practicing.
Conclusion
Curiosity has a central and overlapping role to play in our training, professional practice and individual development.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional curiosity, safeguaiding children, safeguarding adults, scoping review
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 11:51
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22506

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