Jasna is an Associate Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. Her arts-informed narrative research focuses on reconstruction of experience within professional and therapeutic relationships in education and practice. To this end Jasna has adapted a form of narrative reflection she termed the Narrative Reflective Process, which includes such creative self-expressions as storytelling, metaphor, drawing, creative writing and reflective dialogue. Using Narrative Reflective Process, she explores humanness-of-care, defined as mindful presence with persons in our care, under the umbrella of Person-Centred Care. This creative process requires mindful awareness with non-judgmental acceptance of self and others in the present moment. She includes these mindful and creative practices in her pedagogical and research approaches, as well as in her professional development workshops.
Read an article about the “Exploring Teaching-Learning in the Nursing Education Landscape Through Arts-Informed Narrative Inquiry” Workshop originally published in the PNEIG Newsletter.
Read an article about “Mindfulness in the classroom” by Ryerson Today.