Galvin, K. T., 2010. Revisiting caring science: some integrative ideas for the ‘head, hand and heart' of critical care nursing practice. Nursing in Critical Care, 15 (4), pp. 168-175.
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Aim: This paper introduces the notion of ‘Caring science’ as a way to delineate and develop particular kinds of knowledge relevant to caring practices in critical care. Relevance for practice: Firstly, one particular development of person centred care, lifeworld led care is offered. Its relevance for critical care nursing is analysed by pointing to examples of studies which describe temporality, spatiality, intersubjectivity and embodiment and how they may manifest with reference to the person as ‘body object/body subject' and the matter of technology in critical care environments. Secondly, by use of an imagined practice scenario, the challenge of expanding our traditional notions of evidence to encompass ways of knowing that are more intimately embodied and practice related is discussed. Such knowledge, referred to as ‘embodied relational understanding’ is particularly relevant to a conception of caring for persons' in a holistic way. Conclusion: The paper concludes by pointing to the potential for caring science, grounded in lifeworld led care, to offer some integrating ideas that legitimate the full range of resources, ‘head’, ‘hand’ and ‘heart’, that nurses can draw upon in everyday holistic critical care practice.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||* Care; * Caring science; * Embodied relational understanding; * Holistic; * Lifeworld; * Phenomenology; * Philosophy|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Qualitative Research|
|Deposited By:||Professor Kathleen Galvin LEFT|
|Deposited On:||04 Oct 2010 12:05|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:37|
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