Reflections on the identity and contribution of doctoral graduates. A work in progress

Gail Milburn, Gordon Weller, Jordan Dolfi, Richard Parsons

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    Abstract

    This presentation introduces a reflective study on the identity and contribution of professional doctorate graduates. The study charts the learning journey of three professional doctorate graduates through their vignette stories. A narrative analysis highlighted a range of themes including leadership, service and responsibility to others and trust and ethical practice. These themes are considered in light of the doctorate contribution and longer term sphere of influence that the professional doctors may have. Engendering trust through the title 'Dr' seemed to be relevant. Looking at how other professions build trust in a role and title, led to consideration of the medical doctor Hippocratic Oath. A range of oaths and pledges are considered in the development of a General Hippocratic Oath for Professional Doctors (a Prof Doc Pledge) which has been included. The Prof Doc Pledge is seen as open and relevant to all doctoral graduates outside of the medical practitioner Hippocratic Oath
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages0
    Number of pages0
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018
    Event21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference - University of Northampton, Northampton, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Sep 201811 Sep 2018
    Conference number: 21

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    Conference21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityNorthampton
    Period10/09/1811/09/18

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    Milburn, G., Weller, G., Dolfi, J., & Parsons, R. (2018). Reflections on the identity and contribution of doctoral graduates. A work in progress. 0. 21st Annual Dilemmas for Human Services International Research Conference, Northampton, United Kingdom. http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/25342/