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- Nov 20, '11 by GrnTealet's hear what you think. when you make an outline list about what you read on one side of a page, and on the other side write equivalent or parallel actions from nursing, what's it look like? or how does it not work for you?
- Nov 21, '11 by psu_213Sorry to sound foolish, but what is Carper's pattern of knowing?
- Nov 21, '11 by Esme12Quote from psu_213someone's elses explanation of eveidence practice and following your instincts explaining why we act the way we act.sorry to sound foolish, but what is carper's pattern of knowing?
carper's fundamental ways of knowing is a typology that attempts to classify the different sources from which knowledge and beliefs in professional practice (originally specifically nursing) can or have been derived. it was proposed by barbara a. carper, a professor at the college of nursing at texas woman's university, in 1978.
the typology identifies four fundamental "patterns of knowing":
- empirical: factual knowledge from science, or other external sources, that can be empirically verified.
- personal: knowledge and attitudes derived from personal self-understanding and empathy, including imagining one's self in the patient's position.
- ethical: attitudes and knowledge derived from an ethical framework, including an awareness of moral questions and choices.
- aesthetic: awareness of the immediate situation, seated in immediate practical action; including awareness of the patient and their circumstances as uniquely individual, and of the combined wholeness of the situation. (aesthetic in this sense is used to mean "relating to the here and now", from the greek αἰσθάνομαι (aisthanomai), meaning "i perceive, feel, sense"; the reference is not to the consideration of beauty, art and taste).
the typology has been seen as leading a reaction against over-emphasis on just empirically derived knowledge, so called "scientific nursing", by emphasising that attitudes and actions that are perhaps more personal and more intuitive are centrally important too, and equally fit for discussion
op what are your thoughts?Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 21, '11
- Nov 21, '11 by itsmejuliJeez I don't miss school.