Expert nurses' perceptions of the relevance of Carper's patterns of knowing to junior nurses.

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Terry, LM, Carr, G and Curzio, J (2016). Expert nurses' perceptions of the relevance of Carper's patterns of knowing to junior nurses. Advances in Nursing Science. 40 (1), pp. 85-102.
AuthorsTerry, LM, Carr, G and Curzio, J
Abstract

This study explored with expert nurses in the UK how nursing wisdom can be developed in new and junior nurses. Carper's patterns of knowing and Benner's novice-to-expert continuum formed the theoretical framework. Employing a constructionist research methodology with participant engagement in co-construction of findings, data were collected via two separate cycles comprising four consecutive sessions followed by a nationally-advertised mini-conference. Empirical, ethical, personal, and aesthetic knowing were considered evident in junior nurses. Junior nurses in the UK seem to lack a previously-unrecognized domain of organizational knowing without which they cannot overcome hegemonic barriers to the successful development of nursing praxis.

KeywordsCarper's patterns of knowing; Benner's novice to expert; Constructionist research methodology.; Junior nurses; Nursing wisdom; Organization,
Year2016
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Journal citation40 (1), pp. 85-102
PublisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkins
ISSN1550-5014
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1097/ANS.0000000000000142
FunderGeneral Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust
General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust
Publication dates
Print01 Aug 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited06 Jul 2016
Accepted17 May 2016
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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