We are Narrative Inquiry researchers, who use creative self-expression to gain a deeper understanding of humanness of care and how people construct identity and knowledge. This website is research-based, arising out of our respective Arts-Informed Narrative Inquiry (AINI) research programmes.
We are also nurse-teachers, committed to the idea that who we are as persons is who we are as nurses. Therefore, we believe practitioners, as instruments-of-care, have an ethical obligation to explore their experiences in order to enhance self-awareness of life patterns, assumptions and values, and thereby to transform practice, education and research. Although our work focuses mainly on healthcare relationships, the methods and the creative activities we use are transferable to other disciplines, populations and contexts.
- Jasna and Gail