State of Science, “Intuition in Nursing Practice”: A Systematic Review Study JE07-JE11
Mr. Alireza Abdi,
Phd Student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Introduction: There were many attempts for introducing â€śintuitionâ€ť to nursing practice, But despite the efficacy, it has been ignored as a valid way of knowing. Therefore the current study was conducted for evaluating the state of sciences to intuition in nursing practice.
Materials and Methods: In a systematic review study, all researches, published from 1995 to 2014, were searched in the databases of â€śPubMedâ€ť, using â€śintuitionâ€ť and â€śnursingâ€ť keywords. The abstract of articles were read in scrutiny, then the related researches selected, thereafter the full text of them was assessed carefully.
Results: From searching the databases, 144 articles with â€śintuition and nursingâ€ť were found, 53 as original research, and 15 with inclusion criteria were selected. Most of the studies had qualitative approaches design as phenomenology (N=4), content analyses (N=2) and grounded theory (N=1), six was done for developing the instrument, and two studies have been conducted as descriptive method.
Conclusion: The results revealed the researches about intuition in nursing mostly were conducted with qualitative and instrument developing methodology and there is a lack of quantitative and trial studies.