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Intuition in emergency nursing: A phenomenological study


Lyneham, J and Parkinson, CA and Denholm, CJ, Intuition in emergency nursing: A phenomenological study, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 14, (2) pp. 101-108. ISSN 1322-7114 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1440-172X.2008.00672.x


The evidence of experience of intuitive knowing in the clinical setting has to this point only been informal and anecdotal. Reported experiences thus need to be either validated or refuted so that its place in emergency nursing can be determined. The history, nature and component themes captured within the intuitive practice of emergency nursing are described. This study was informed by the philosophy and method of phenomenology. Participants were 14 experienced emergency nurses. Through their narrative accounts and recall of events their experience of knowing was captured. Through a Van Manen process and a Gadamerian analysis, six themes associated with the ways in which the participants experienced intuition in clinical practice, were identified. This paper reveals the six emerging themes as knowledge, experience, connection, feeling, syncretism and trust.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:emergency nursing, intuition, phenomenology
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Parkinson, CA (Dr Camillus Parkinson)
UTAS Author:Denholm, CJ (Professor Carey Denholm)
ID Code:57092
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Conservatorium of Music
Deposited On:2009-06-17
Last Modified:2009-06-24

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