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Locating Carper's Aesthetic Pattern of Knowing within Contemporary Nursing Evidence, Praxis and Theory
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (2010)
  • Julie Duff Cloutier
  • Craig Duncan
  • Patricia Hill Bailey
Abstract
Carper's (1978) seminal work has been used in nursing education for many years as a method for introducing students to the multitude of ways of knowing that support nursing practice. This manuscript focuses on the aesthetic pattern of knowing and the ongoing debate in nursing literature surrounding aesthetics, evidence and nursing practice. Writers will describe and critique a strategy used to introduce first year undergraduate nursing students to this pattern of knowing. The implications of the critique of the project and the ongoing debate in relation to Carper's (1978) work, evidenced based practice and nursing praxis are discussed.
Keywords
  • aesthetic knowing,
  • aesthetics,
  • evidence,
  • praxis
Publication Date
March 31, 2010
Citation Information
Julie Duff Cloutier, Craig Duncan and Patricia Hill Bailey. "Locating Carper's Aesthetic Pattern of Knowing within Contemporary Nursing Evidence, Praxis and Theory" International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship Vol. 4 Iss. 1 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/julie_duff_cloutier/1/