I approach the issue of professional wisdom from a rather unusual professional background. I am currently professor in Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen. However, my background is in nursing and hospital chaplaincy. I nursed for 16 years within the areas of mental health, and latterly intellectual disability. Later, I became a community mental health chaplain, working with people who were moving from long-term institutional care back into the community. Along the way, I became an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland before taking up my current post as an academic. So my life traverses three professions: nursing, ministry and divinity. Each of these professions has a slightly different perspective on what it means to be a professional, and each has a different mode of wisdom and encounter.
|Title of host publication||Towards Professional Wisdom|
|Subtitle of host publication||Practical Deliberation in the People Professions|
|Editors||Liz Bondi, David Carr, Chris Clark, Cecelia Clegg|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||9781409407430, 9781409407423|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Oct 2011|