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Title: Towards an alternative to Benner’s theory of expert intuition in nursing: A discussion paper
Authors: Gobet, F
Chassy, P
Keywords: Care
Pattern recognition
Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Gobet. F. & Chassy, P. (in press). Towards an alternative to Benner’s theory of expert intuition in nursing: A discussion paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies.
Abstract: Several authors have highlighted the role of intuition in expertise. In particular, a large amount of data has been collected about intuition in expert nursing, and intuition plays an important role in the influential theory of nursing expertise developed by Benner (1984). We discuss this theory, and highlight both data that support it and data that challenge it. Based on this assessment, we propose a new theory of nursing expertise and intuition, which emphasizes how perception and conscious problem solving are intimately related. In the discussion, we propose that this theory opens new avenues of enquiry for research into nursing expertise.
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