Aesthetic Knowing In Nursing: A Case Study

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I enjoyed reading your post and agree with your perspective on the subject. Like you mentioned, empirical knowing seems to take precedence over the other forms of knowing, often in practice. Development of aesthetic knowing is, apparently, one of the most difficult understandings for nursing. It is a challenge “To enter into this unlanguaged opening and experience new ways of being that affirm personal truths, bringing to articulations what has always been known but silenced or passed over". (Barry & Purnell, 2012, p. 19). In their everyday chaotic environment, most nurses are entrenched with completing tasks and performing skills which leaves little time for aesthetic recognition or application. I believe the key to obtaining aesthetic
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