Authors: Jennifer Greenham
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Subject: BRIDGING LIVED EXPERIENCE AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE WITH SPIRITUAL CARE VALUES
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Relationships are not the vehicle through which we deliver treatment; relationships are the treatment. (Prof Mike Slade) It is in relationship that we have the capacity to hear the whisper long before it becomes a roar. It is through relationship that trust is built, confidence gained and the ‘what is possible’ comes into view. Reflection on what it means to live as a human being draws us beyond the confines of science based view of people, towards an understanding of our human existence that is multidimensional and frequently deeply spiritual.
People live their lives in a constant process of exploration, wonder and awe, where issues of love, hope, meaning and transcendence are fundamental. It is therefore necessary to expand the scientific worldview to include lived experience as a valid component of the evidence base from which our practices draw their validity.
HOW TO REFERENCE THIS PAPER
Greenham, J, "BRIDGING LIVED EXPERIENCE AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE WITH SPIRITUAL CARE VALUES" (2018), Hear the Whisper, Not the Roar Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Adelaide Conference Proceedings 2018, TheMHS Conference, Adelaide, Australia