Le Moment De La Lune'. An Auto-Ethnographic Tale Of Practice About Menarche In A Children'S Hospital

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Wiley-Blackwell
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Journal article
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Denshire Sally-Anne 2011, 'Le Moment De La Lune'. An Auto-Ethnographic Tale Of Practice About Menarche In A Children'S Hospital', Wiley-Blackwell, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 270-275.
Issue Date:
2011
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Introduction: Auto-ethnographic accounts can highlight unsaid moments of professional practice. In this case, my auto-ethnographic tale eLe moment de la lune f re-inscribes subjugated knowledge about menstruation and occupational therapy practice in the era before adolescent wards. Methods: This fictional tale is written in direct dialogue with an article that was published in this journal at a particular point in my own career as an occupational therapist. In the tale I am ewriting in f what was not written about in my article and in occupational therapy generally. This ewriting-in f . re-inscribing is the research method. Findings: My previous article eNormal spaces f published in this journal in 1985, was organised around principles and generalities of youth-specific practice. The original article had little locating the personal or evoking the body and a heavy reliance on the literature. Issues of gender and culture were largely absent, or, perhaps, ewritten out f. The corresponding tale of embodied sexuality, eLe moment de la lune f, articulates something of local complex practice and the particularity of individual therapeutic work to do with menstruation in self-care.
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