Encounters with Appreciative Inquiry and Buddhism

October 2014
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This article describes my experiences of using AI as a strategy for developing discharge process and, shortly after, beginning to learn about Buddhism. The two perspectives share aspects including three which are the topic of this article: inclusiveness, being non-research based and being non-judgmental. It is my experience that AI and Buddhism both complement and deepen each other.


Author: Jan Reed 

Jan trained as a nurse and worked with older people while completing a Ph.D. As a university professor and researcher, she continued to work with older people and went to AI workshops with them. Upon retirement she has been able to dedicate more time to her practice as a Zen Buddhist. E:  jreedhexham@gmail.com

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