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Intuition and practice

Pamela Truman Health Visitor, South Birmingham PCT

Intuition is a quality that nurses have traditionally valued, but one that in today’s evidence-based research climate is often denigrated. Because it is difficult to investigate and quantify, intuition has tended to be seen as unreliable, unscientific and unsuitable for nursing practice. However, the author argues that intuition, like caring, cannot be subjected to measurement and should not be overlooked as an important tool.

Nursing Standard. 18, 7,42-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.

Published in print: 29 October 2003